As promised, here is my second creation for the ‘Kikkoman Best Blogger Recipe Competition’. As with my Spicy Soy Sauce Fish Pie, I decided to take a British classic and give it a Kikkoman twist. With this dish, I also wanted to do something seasonal. Using seasonal ingredients is a key factor in Japanese cooking, and I think it should be something us Brits are more aware of when we cook too.
So, this second dish is ‘Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble’! To a lot of people, the idea of adding Kikkoman soy sauce to a dessert or sweet dish would seem a bit weird, but I’ve tried it before with soy caramel sauce and know it works. It’s like salt and caramel, or chilli and chocolate… it sounds wrong, but it tastes so right!
Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble
- 8 small, sweet eating apples
- 75g caster sugar
- 50g butter
- 1 lemon
- 2 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce
- 60g flour
- 60g wholemeal oats
- 40g demerara sugar
- 60g butter, chilled
- a pinch of ground nutmeg
- a pinch of ground mixed spices
Preheat the oven to 180C. Peel the apples and cut into chunks.
Squeeze lemon juice over the apples. This prevents them from going brown and also tastes nice!
Cook the butter and sugar together in a pan over a medium heat until it the mixture starts to go a bit brown/golden.
Add the Kikkoman soy sauce!
Add the apples and cook for about 10 minutes.
Whilst the apples are cooking, start preparing the topping. Combine the flour, oats, demerara sugar, nutmeg and spices in a bowl.
Rub in the cold butter by hand using your finger tips. You should get small clumps.
When the apples are ready, pour them into an ovenproof dish.
Sprinkle the crumble topping over the top evenly. Bake for about 30 minutes.
Kikkoman soy sauce can be used for all sorts of things, not just Japanese or Asian food. Find out more about Kikkoman here: www.kikkoman.co.uk.
I’ll be back in November with a new recipe! If you have any suggestions, or perhaps you would like me to try one of your recipes from a book or website, please leave a comment below or get in touch! All the recipes I try on this blog have some connection to Japan and, because I don’t eat meat, they need to be vegetarian or pescetarian. I’m particularly interested in helping to promote Japanese recipe books, so do let me know if you have one I might like!