my name is andrea and i’m an emotional eater. when i’m bored, sad, angry, lonely… i snack. cupcakes cure all woes. it’s exactly what the nutritionists tell you not to do, but i’m more of a therapy person anyway, and my shrinks are two guys called ben & jerry. they know me. they understand me. they help me through it.
i’ve been eating my feelings more than usual of late, with my boyfriend out of town for three. whole. weeks. the ol’ ball and chain is away and i’m a little bereft. boo hoo. i could pretend i’ve been a strong, independent woman, but that would be lying to you. i’ll admit it: i’m just a wee bit lonely without my buddy.
after my third pint of ice cream this week i glanced at the fruit and veg bowl and felt a pang of guilt. in my bridget jones state, i’ve been neglecting those guys, and without another person in the house to consume them, my apples and oranges were heading for brownsville.
my measurements for this are always pretty haphazard, but to make my single girl dessert, i’d guestimate that you need:
- two small apples
- 2 tbsp water
- 1/3 tbsp brown sugar
- 3 tbsp flour
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 3 tbsp room temp butter
pour the filling into an individual pie dish and cover with the crumb topping. bake at 175c for 30 minutes, or until you can see the mixture beginning to bubble around the edges of the topping. leave to cool a little for five minutes.
serve with double cream, custard or vanilla ice cream.
and afterwards, join me in miming along to celine dion like a lunatic.