Sunday, August 10, 2014

Woolworths Gold GIVEAWAY Part 2

Herrroo peeps! So last week, I mentioned that I was giving away two hampers filled with Woolworths Gold products including a $100 Woolworths voucher - one hamper per post. For part 2 of the giveaway, I decided to make one of my favourite super easy winter desserts, yes apple crumble but with a slight twist.

Ingredients for my one of my winter fav's

To make the apple crumble, firstly preheat the oven to 180 degrees, then get 8 apples (these generally come in a pack from Woolworths) and chop them up into 8 pieces. Next, chuck them into a pan for it to soften - this process generally takes about 20 minutes but it really comes down to how big your apples are or how big or small you cut the pieces up. You also don't want it to be too soft because it is going to cook in the oven for another 25 minutes.

Softening up the apples and drizzling some honey over it

Once the apples have slightly softened, mix in some Jarrah honey followed by a teaspoon of cinnamon. I used about a three table spoons of honey but it is up to you as to how sweet you ant it to be. Usually most recipes will tell you to mix in the apples with some sugar instead, I decided to use honey because I think it is a healthier option. You also want to purposely leave the honey after you have taken the pan off the stove top because you don't want it to burn or caramelise too much since it will still cook in the oven. 

Next, pour in the apples into a casserole dish - depending how big or small your dish it, this will impact how tall your apple crumble will become and pop it into the oven for 25 minutes. Do not cover it in anything. Keep a close watch on the apples in the oven because it could burn easily since it doesn't have a "crumble" covering it 

Using cluster muesli instead of making your own crumble

I am not a big fan of vanilla ice cream so I replaced vanilla with some chocolate truffle ice cream instead

While the apples are cooking in the oven, pop open a box of cluster muesli, pour about half (250 grams worth) into a clean plastic bag and start giving it a good bashing. This is really therapeutic when you have had a bad day and it is also a time saver because you don't need to rub in any butter or flour to make your traditional styled crumble.  It also means less washing up, heh. I used the orange and macadamia cluster muesli by Woolworths gold but you essentially replace this with any flavour of cluster muesli you want. 

Apple crumble with a scoop of chocolate truffle ice cream

A winter fav with a healthy twist

Finally, once the apples have softened up a bit more in the oven, generously pour the bashed up muesli all over the casserole dish. And finally, you now have a winter fav served with a slightly healthier twist.   The cluster muesli is quite sweet but the dried orange pieces from the cluster muesli are bitter so the two helped balanced each other out. The muesli also adds a different texture and I also found that it was more crunchy than the traditional crumble which I quite enjoyed. 

If you didn't add enough honey to the dish and the apples were still a bit sour then the sweetness of your muesli crumble also helps balance this out. The apples I bought that day were a bit smaller than what I had originally wanted and with a bigger casserole dish, my crumble didn't turn quite as tall as it normally does. So if you want a taller crumble, place it into a smaller casserole dish or alternatively, either get bigger apples or more apples. 

Woolworths Gold hamper

To enter into this giveaway, you simply need to like the photo below on instagram and leave a comment letting me know what you would create if you won one of these hampers. If you have entered in the last post, you are more than welcome to try your luck and give it a second go in this post. One winner will be chosen from each post. 

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Terms and conditions of the giveaway
  • Competition closes at 9 pm AEST on the 20th of August 2014 - winner will be selected and emailed shortly after 
  • One entry per person per post 
  • Once you receive the hamper, please share your Gold dishes using #WoolworthsGold


Good luck everyone!!

Gotta go eat!

7 comments:

  1. a crunchy chocolate slice + ice cream would be quite delicious on a wintery evening, as its never too cold for ie cream... right?

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  2. So if there's muesli in this, that technically makes this fit for breakfast, right?

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  3. Yum!! I love muesli based crumbles! I'd use the muesli + chocolate And honey to make cereal bars!

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  4. Oh that's delicious looking! I'm definitely making a salted caramel cheesecake with that sauce...Desserts are my weakness :P

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  5. Would make myself a chocolate trifle w/ the muesli & chocolate and probably layer it w/ some mascarpone :)

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  6. I think I'd have to use that yummy muesli to make some healthier option biscuits... anzacs with a twist! For when everybody else is eating Tim Tams ;)

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  7. Looks great! I'd use the olive oil from the hamper to make an orange and olive oil cake, for a warm treat with my cup of tea.

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