Whenever I make a crumble I always make the topping in bulk so weasy have enough to last a few days (I’m not great when it comes to puddings so this is about as adventurous and work-intensive as it gets). Sometimes though I have too much topping leftover relative to fruit. No big deal, I’ll just put a bit more on (or eat it raw) but it does make for a dense and less crumblier crumble.
Not this time! I guess I was having a biscuit craving (I do have a weakness when it comes to biscuits) but I thought ‘why not make a few biscuits?’ After all, I was already half-way there. The boys leapt at the idea and Harry then requested apple biscuits. I remembered vaguely reading an apple biscuit recipe where they lay slices on top and we had a half-eaten apple in the fridge so I thought I’d give it a go.
Rather than binding the already rubbed in mixture with water or egg, I used the leftover liquid from my chickpeas that I’d been storing in the fridge. It had congealed (sounds appetising, I know) so was very egg-like in consistency. The liquid is called aquafaba and is becoming a popular egg replacer (around 3tbsp = 1 egg). The liquid from any pulse could be used but chickpeas, followed by other white beans (e.g. butter beans, cannelini beans) are supposed to have the best results. I’d used a dairy-free spread in the crumble mix so these biscuits are both dairy-free and vegan-friendly.
Ingredients for crumble topping
4oz butter (I used an olive oil spread)
2oz sugar (I used raw granulated sugar)
Handful of oats
1tsp ginger or cinnamon
Ingredients for biscuits
Leftover crumble mix
Aquafaba (or water)
Thin slices of apple (I used a vegetable peeler to do this – I think it would be good to dry them out a bit first so the top of the biscuits don’t get too soggy.
Sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar
Rub all the icrumble ingredients together. After you’ve made your crumble take whatever is leftover and add enough aquafaba to bind it into a soft dough. Either roll and cut out your biscuits or just place flattened balls on a greased tray. Lay apple slices over the top and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 180c for approximately 15 minutes.
Leftover food stuff used:
Apple * aquafaba * crumble mix