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Making apple crumble

Learn how to make an apple crumble with Tina in this video.

In the previous step, Margaret mentioned fruit crumble, a traditional British dessert. It’s a very simple and very popular pudding. Watch Tina make an apple crumble in the video.

History of apple crumble

Apple crumble was probably invented in the 1940s as an alternative to traditional apple pie. Because of the war, it was harder to get the ingredients for pastry (flour and butter),so instead people made a little ‘crumble’ from fat and flour and just sprinkled it on top of the stewed fruit.


Tina lists 6 ingredients for her apple crumble

  • apples
  • soft brown sugar
  • white sugar
  • butter
  • flour
  • lemon zest

Tina says that she uses Granny Smiths and Gala apples. Gala are one of the most popular British apples – but you can find out more at the Great British Apples website.

She mentioned two utensils she uses – the peeler, to peel the apples, and the grater, to grate the zest off the lemons.

You’ll find the full apple crumble recipe on the next step.

Read the transcript above of what Tina says in the video. Is there anything you don’t understand or anything you find interesting? Share it in the comments below.

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