As per my previous blog post ‘A Hedgerow Feast’ I have provided below my recipe for a fruit crumble, which is a great way to use up any fruits that you may have, or any fruit you may have collected in the hedgerows such as brambles/blackberries.
Choose whatever fruit you want. I often have a selection of frozen fruits such as blackberries, blackcurrants, cherries, redcurrant and then there is the fresh rhubarb, apples, pears, plums and strawberries that make a wonderful crumble too. Mix combinations together such as rhubarb and strawberry and you will be surprised at how good it is.
170 g of Plain Flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
100 g of butter cold and diced into cubes
5 tablespoons of Demerara sugar
4 tablespoons of caster or granulated sugar
Enough fruit to put a good layer into a pie dish
Heat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade
Place a good layer of fruit into the bottom of a pie dish, sprinkle on about 2 tablespoons of the caster/granulated sugar.
Place the flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add the cubes of butter and rub together until it resembles fine bread crumbs.
Add the sugars and mix with a spoon until combined. Layer the crumble topping onto the fruit.
Place into the oven for around about 40 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with cream, custard or ice cream.