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Apple Crumble Using Warburton's Gluten Free Orange and Sultana Loaf!*

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The colder months have well and truly hit us and so I have been after more warming, filling comfort food. When I received the Warburton's Artisan Cob with Orange and Sultanas, I just knew that this was calling to be used in a recipe!

With half of the loaf I am going to make a bread a butter pudding, but as my oven decided to break down and I am currently waiting for a new part, I have had to get creative with a slow cooker, microwave and cooking torch!

Apple crumble is one of my favourite warming puddings and I am always looking for ways to add a little twist to traditional dishes. So when I saw that this bread is more sweet than savoury, I wondered if making the loaf into breadcrumbs would make a more sweet topping for a crumble rather than the more typical use of breadcrumbs in savoury foods, so I gave it a go!

So here is what I did!

You will need:
  • Two cooking apples
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon 
  • Warburtons Newburn Bakehouse Artisan Cob with Orange and Sultanas


This recipe would more than likely work better in a oven but as I only had a slow cooker at the time this is what I did!

Chop the apples into squares, I like mine rather small but this is personal preference. 

Put the apple in a small pyrex dish and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon through the apples to sweeten. I do this unmeasured and when it looks enough I stop, but I would say I put about half a cup of sugar and half a teaspoon of cinnamon per two apples. 

Cut a slice from the centre of the loaf about an inch thick and with a blender or food processor blitz this into breadcrumbs. 

Mix the breadcrumbs with about half a cup of sugar. I tried this recipe without adding butter to this mix to see if a dairy free version is possible, and it worked well as the sugar binds the topping slightly but you could always add butter or a dairy free spread and combine this to create a breadcrumb consistency if you wanted a richer flavour and a more bonded crumble.

I then put this is the slow cooker for 2 hours, if you were using an oven I would give the crumble about 30-40 minutes. 

If cooked in the slow cooker the top will not have crisped as you would typically expect from an oven cooked crumble. To create this crispiness, sprinkle some extra brown sugar on the top and heat with a cooking torch.

Enjoy with custard or cream, this winter warmer will surely put a smile on the families faces! 

Hannah x   

*This product was sent to me to try, all recipe ideas and opinions are my own 

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