Whites celebrates another great Harvest
White’s works alongside a network of 25 local growers, some of whom have been growing Oats for White’s for three generations. Tim Mc Clelland, an arable farmer who has been growing conservation grade oats for White’s for 8 years explains that having a short supply chain- his farm is only 2.1 miles from the mill and the fact that oats are the nearest to plate grain, i.e. oats are the only grain grown in Northern Ireland to produce food for consumers drives his passion for growing oats. He also comments on the feel good factor, growing a grain which is so nutritionally beneficial for the end consumer.
To celebrate harvest try this delicious apple crumble with oat topping (serves 10)
- 750ml (1 1/4 pints) water
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 200g (7 oz) caster sugar
- 1 dessertspoon cornflour
- 9 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and finely diced
- 75g (3 oz) White’s Speedicook porridge oats
- 100g (4 oz) butter, melted
- 50g (2 oz) dark brown soft sugar
Prep: 25min › Cook: 20min › Ready in: 45min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4
To make apple filling: In a large saucepan combine water, cinnamon, sugar and cornflour. Mix well, then add apples to pan. Simmer over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender. Pour apple filling into a 23x33cm (9x13 in) baking dish.
To make topping: In a small bowl, combine oats, melted butter and brown sugar. Mix well and sprinkle over apple filling.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until topping is golden brown.