Cooking Apple Crumble with Belmont Primary
Did you know... apple crumble replaced the apple pie during World War 2?
The Food department (DT) were extremely happy to welcome the Year 5s from Belmont Primary who had been learning about World War 2 as part of their curriculum. Making apple crumble was an ideal way to develop their understanding of rationing.
The reason why apple crumble was made during WW2 was to replace the apple pie which uses lots of butter and flour for the pastry - basic, but limited ingredients, due to strict food rationing.
A crunchy, crumbly topping made from small amounts of sugar, butter and flour (sometimes they could only use lard, flour and oats) with fruits from British gardens was a way to bring a smile on many faces in days marked by gloom and despair. Apple crumble therefore became one of the most popular dishes during the WW2 era.
The Belmont students worked fantastically together to use a range of preparation and cooking skills – peeling, slicing, coring, rubbing in, weighing, stewing, layering and baking. They also designed a part of their crumbles with some extra fruit e.g.. raspberries. Well done to Year 5, Belmont for making very tasty apple crumbles and being such a pleasure to teach and thank you to the staff and parents that came to support. We look forward to seeing you again next year!