Monthly Recipe: Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

EDIT: This recipe was a runner up in the Kikkoman Blogger Recipe Challenge!

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

Filling Ingredients

  • 8 small, sweet eating apples
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp Kikkoman soy sauce

Topping Ingredients

  • 60g flour
  • 60g wholemeal oats
  • 40g demerara sugar
  • 60g butter, chilled
  • a pinch of ground nutmeg
  • a pinch of ground mixed spices

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Method

Preheat the oven to 180C. Peel the apples and cut into chunks.

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Squeeze lemon juice over the apples. This prevents them from going brown and also tastes nice!

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Cook the butter and sugar together in a pan over a medium heat until it the mixture starts to go a bit brown/golden.

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Add the Kikkoman soy sauce!

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

So wrong, but so right!

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Add the apples and cook for about 10 minutes.

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Whilst the apples are cooking, start preparing the topping. Combine the flour, oats, demerara sugar, nutmeg and spices in a bowl.

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Rub in the cold butter by hand using your finger tips. You should get small clumps.

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

When the apples are ready, pour them into an ovenproof dish.

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Sprinkle the crumble topping over the top evenly. Bake for about 30 minutes.

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Serve…

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

…with custard!

Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

 

☆★☆

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!

One thought on “Monthly Recipe: Soy Sauce Toffee Apple Crumble

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s