I was inspired by the recipe in the current edition of the Bushwalk Australia magazine for 'Camp Apple Crumble
'. But I thought that I could improve on it
I really enjoy having quality food when out bush, but I do try to make it easy to prepare, so that there is less greasy washing up, and less mucking about with limited cooking equipment when out bush. Therefore, I will sometimes do extra preparation work at home to make it easier to do the final preparations for the meal out bush.
With this in mind, when I read through the apple crumble recipe from Sonya Muhlsimmer's "Feel Good Meals" section in the magazine, and I realised the 'crumble' part of her apple crumble uses almost the exact same list of ingredients as the Anzac Biscuits that I'd made with my kids a few days earlier. Combining this thought with my desire to make camp that is quality, tasty and easy, I came up with the following modification:
Use crushed up Anzac Biscuits for the crumble. Soooooooo easy! Crush them up before you leave home, and then when out bush, just sprinkle the crumbs/chunks over your stewed apple.
Important: Make sure the bikkies are baked to be crunchy, not chewy, if you really want a crunchy crumble. Also, make sure they are thoroughly cooled and dry before crushing and packaging them.
I tried it out (at home) on Saturday, and it was perfect! My kids loved it too. If it tastes great at home, then it's going to taste even better when out bush, in my experience.
I used a mortar and pestle to crush the bikkies, but I reckon that putting them into a plastic bag and bashing them with a rolling pin would work just as well. Or even just breaking them up with your fingers.
I crushed them up to fairly small crumbs, but some people may prefer them a little more chunky - it's up to you.
This variation to the recipe means that there is only one pot to wash up when out bush, and there is no grease in it. It also means that it is trivially simple to prepare when out bush. Just simmer the dried apple in a little water for a few minutes, and then sprinkle the crumble over the top. Press the apple down into a smaller mug/cup if your pot is too big, before sprinkling the crumble over it.