Sunday, 1 December 2013

Plumming Amazing- It's Crumble Time.

For me Sundays are all about the iconic roast and crumble. The tradition that has run through generations and generations and features in many households.

My signature crumble is a real Autumn/ Winter classic- Apple and Plum Crumble. Think seasonal tart apples, sweet juicy plums, a light dusting of cinnamon and ginger, covered in a beautiful buttery decadent crumble. YUM!

To make this very easy and pleasing dish you will need the following:

200g plain flour
175g light brown sugar
150g butter
Handful porridge oats
3 Tsp  ground cinnamon
2 Tsp ground ginger
2 Bramley Apples
3 large ripe plums
25g golden caster sugar

1. Peel and core your apples and chop into wedges then chop the plums into wedges, discarding the stone.

2. Pop your fruit in to a dish and sprinkle with 25g of each of the sugars, 1 tsp of ginger and 1.5tsp of cinnamon.

3. Meanwhile in a magimix (you can use your fingers and rub together, but this is much quicker and I actually much prefer the result to the traditional way) blitz together the flour, butter, sugar, oats and the rest of the spices until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

4. Cover the fruit in the crumble topping and smooth out.

5. Pop into a preheated oven at 180c for 30-40 mins. It should come out golden and bubbling at the sides.  The fruit will be soft but holding their shape. The smell of cinnamon, the baked apples and plums rising out of the dish under a blanket of soft yet crunchy topping. Heaven.

Serve with lashings of cream, custard or ice cream.  I love it with a good smothering of double cream, cos ya know life's too short not to enjoy pudding with cream.  I am also my mother's daughter and have a weakness for cream.

Enjoy! xxx

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