01 March, 2010

Apple and Blackberry Crumble

Okay, so literally just minutes ago I posted that scrumptious Roast Chicken dinner I made this evening. Well, you need dessert to follow it up with! And you can't go wrong with another English favourite - Apple and Blackberry Crumble.
Right, so I know Apple is more traditional but we had some blackberries lying around so I thought "Hey? I know! Crumble!" This dessert is super easy (as is all of my recipes on here, bar Croissants... Hmmm) to make and it will get devoured in seconds, so make two just incase.

6oz Plain Flour
3oz Butter
3oz Caster Sugar
For the filling:
At least 4 cooking Apples (Brambley, from Supermarkets)
1oz Caster Sugar
Optional: Raisins, Cinnamon, Blackberries etc.

1) Wash your hands. Add the flour and butter together in a bowl. Get your hands in and work the butter in with the flour until the mixture resembles bread crumbs.
2) Wash, peel and chop the apples into slices. Transfer to an oven-proof dish. Obviously, the size of the dish depends on the amount of apples you decide to use. Add in any other optional ingredients you might have. If you add cinnamon, stir into the apple slices so it covers the entire crumble. Also, stir a sprinkle into your crumble mixture.
3) Sprinkle your leftover sugar over the apples to sweeten, and then transfer your entire crumble topping onto your apples.
4) Spread evenly over your filling, and bake in the oven at 180C for 30-40 minutes. Cover with tin foil if the crumble begins to burn but the filling hasn't mushed yet.
5) Cool on a wire rack, still in the oven-proof dish. Serve with cream, custard or alone while it's still warm. EAT!
Kirsten x

1 comment:

  1. oh my word that looks incredible! i have just stumbled across your blog and i love it already. i love cooking and cook fresh dinners every single day, so im really looking forward to getting tonnes of inspiration from your blog. (especially for desserts, i can make cakes and that is about it, wish i could make more!! especially this crumble mmmmm)
    what a great read! looking forward to reading more :) zoe xoxo