Tick Tock's favourite recipe!

Image of Tick Tock the clock

This is Tick Tock the clock from Quarry Bank, you may have followed his trail through the Mill and into the Apprentice House garden. Tick Tock is always pinching apples from the Apprentice House orchard to make this yummy crumble and he has decided to share his favourite apple recipe with you. Try it at home with an adult and see what you think.

Tick Tock’s Yummy Apple Crumble


I LOVE apples. I like to tiptoe into the Apprentice House orchard at Quarry Bank and take some of their apples to make my favourite pudding… APPLE CRUMBLE. Do you like apple crumble too? Would you like to try my recipe at home?


You will need:
6-8 large cooking apples (YUM!)
 1 tablespoon of water
 1 teaspoon of allspice or cinnamon
 150g plain flour
 60g unsalted softened butter
 100g brown sugar


Got that? Let’s get cooking!


Step 1: You need to turn your oven on to 200°C – maybe ask your helpful adult to do that for you.


Step 2: Peel your yummy apples and remove the core. Then cut the apples into little pieces – about as big as your fingerprint.


Step 3: Put the apples into a small microwave friendly casserole dish and cover with the water and cinnamon or spice.


Step 4: Pop the dish into the microwave for about 5 minutes until you can smell lovely stewing apple goodness – I wish I could bottle that smell, do you like it? What other smells do you like in the kitchen?
If you don’t have a microwave, you can boil the ingredients in a pan on your hob until the apples go nice and soft.


Step 5: Now, in another bowl, rub the butter and flour together until the pieces are about as big as peas. This can get a bit messy, I always get flour stuck to my hands!

Step 6: Give those sticky hands a wash and then mix in the sugar.

Step 7: Cover the lovely stewed apples with your crumble topping and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes until it looks golden brown on top.


Now it’s ready to eat! Sometimes I get too excited and gobble it up when it’s too hot – ouch!
What do you think? Can you take a picture of your Apprentice House inspired apple crumble and share it with me at @quarrybank I’d love to see it!