Monday, December 23, 2013

Apple Crumble Recipe and Book Review

Hello, hello! Today I've got a book review and apple crumble recipe for you, maybe this is even a perfect dessert for tomorrow's Christmas dinner!
Before we come to the recipe, I'd love to talk about this awesome book. It's called "Vom Vanillekipferl zum Ribisltörtchen" and is a really special book with baking recipes from a family history of 200 years.
This book is a collection of recipes of Mädi's family. Mädi was born in Berlin in 1932 and her childhood was highly influenced by the war. Maybe these unruly years are the origin of her love for tradition and are the reason why she created this book to preserve her family's recipes and baking traditions and to give them on to the next generations.
This book has been made with Dreimorgen, a design agency in Frankfurt (am Main) who gave me this book for review.
When I first heard about this project, I got super excited because this book carries so much meaning. I got my own copy and started reading it.
The book is not only filled with the most delicious recipes for cookies, bisquits, cakes and pies, it also lets the reader dive into Mädi's family history which is really exciting!
Among all the delicious recipes which have been approved by Mädi and her ancestors over the decades, it wasn't easy to pick a favorite to try out. In the end, I decided to make Apple Crumble and I didn't regret it, soooo incredibly delicous!
What you need:
- 6-12 apples
- 1 tea spoon of cinnamon
- 2 table spoons of brown sugar
- Some raisins
- The juice of a fresh lemon
- Moreover, I also added vanilla and orange zest

What you need for the crumbles:
- 130g flour
- 130g butter
- 130g brown sugar
- A hand full of walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts
Here we go:
Cut the apples, put them into a baking dish, add cinnamon, sugar, raisins, lemon juice, vanilla and orange zest.
This is the orange zest I added.
Then make the crumbles: knead the dough consisting of flour, butter, sugar and nuts. Spread the crumbles all over the apples and bake your apple crumble in the oven for about 30 minutes at 180°.
Tastes perfect with cream or vanilla sauce and can be eaten hot or cold. :)
At the end of the book, there's even an additional chapter with memories and family stories, this was one of my fave parts. When knowing about all those special stories which are related to Mädi's delicious recipes, they taste even better! :)
I'm really happy about having discovered this awesome baking recipe book, because with all those old recipes and stories related to it, it's way more than an normal collection of recipes.
Moreover, the book is super pretty to look at and the old photos and recipes have been put into a modern layout and design without changing old content's special meaning.
Happy baking and enjoy reading in case you buy the book yourself!


  1. Das ist ja ne interessante Idee, gefällt mir gut!
    Liebe Grüße

  2. Das Backbuch ist durch die Familiengeschichte dahinter wirklich etwas ganz Besonderes, und die Aufmachung sieht perfekt aus!!!
    Und das Apple-Crumble sieht perfekt lecker aus ... :o)))



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