Father’s Day this year happened to coincide with a long weekend, so my family and I headed of to my parents game farm.There is something magical about being in the South African bushveld: it completely calms and refreshes you. It is completely peaceful and has a beauty that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the world.
For Father’s Day we followed our tradition of making a meal for my dad. Being in the bush I was rather limited in the equipment available and so decided to make an Apple Crumble for dessert. It turned out to be perfect for the evening: my sister and her boyfriend made an oxtail stew and, together with the Apple Crumble, they formed the perfect dinner for a cold winter’s night. Combine that with some gluhwein beforehand and a roaring fire in the fireplace: heaven!
|Unfortunately by the time I got my camera out to take a few shots, most of the crumble was gone!|
I recently stumbled across another South African blog, Drizzle and Dip, and Sam’s recipe for an oat & nut apple crumble with cranberries & orange. For any fellow raisin-haters out there, this crumble doesn’t pose the usual challenge of a ton of raisins. In fact there are none at all! I used her recipe as-is, served with Woolworths Ayrshire double thick cream.
My only word of advice is that if you find yourself with a very juicy orange, don’t use all of the juice.