1kg Bramley apples, peeled and cored
125g soft white breadcrumbs
100g light soft brown sugar
100g dark chocolate, roughly chopped
75g butter, melted
3 heaped tbsp golden syrup
Cut the apples into large chunks, put them in a pan and toss with the butter and a couple of tablespoons of water over a moderate heat. When the apples start to soften but are still keeping their shape, tip them into a 1.5 litre baking dish.
Mix the crumbs, sugar and chocolate and cover the apples loosely with the mixture. Melt the butter with the golden syrup in a small saucepan, then pour it over the crumbs, making certain to soak them all. Bake in an oven preheated to 190ºC for 35 mins, till the apple is soft and the crumbs are golden and crisp.