FINDRA's Favourite Recipes: Apple and currant crumble bars

FINDRA's Favourite Recipes: Apple and currant crumble bars

Not much of a baker by her own admission, Alex decided that now was as good a time as any to try to improve on that! ‘Apple and currant crumble bars’ is a recipe she has wanted to try for a while.“ Fingers crossed they are a success! We will be checking in with her to find out!

Recipe of the week

Apple & currant crumble bars


200g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
200g unsalted butter (softened)
250g soft light brown sugar
120g rolled oats
300g Granny Smith apples
4 tbsp cornflour
3 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp ginger
175g currants


  • Preheat your over to 170C and line your tray or dish with baking parchment

  • Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl.

  • Add the softened butter and rub together until you end up with a squishy breadcrumb consistency.

  • Stir in the sugar and the oats (I used cheap and cheerful porridge oats)

  • Pop half the mixture into your tray/dish.

  • Peel and core the apples, then cut them into thin slices and cover with cornflour (plain flour seemed to work a treat for me, though) and the spices.

  • Arrange the slices in lines on top of the oat mixture in your tray/dish and sprinkle the currants on top.

  • Spoon the remaining oat mixture over the apples and currants and smooth down. Don’t make it too neat though. The bars look better with a slightly more rustic finish. Far more Coorie!

  • Pop in the oven for 30-40 minutes until golden brown on top and then cut into slices when cool(er).


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