Sunday, August 7, 2011

Summer Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Simple Cookery Blackberry & Apple Crumble
Here’s a delicious guest recipe from one of my friends ‘across the pond’.

Summer Blackberry and Apple Crumble Recipe

It’s the beginning of August and it’s a lovely coincidence that both dessert apples and wild blackberries are ripening at the same time, as they make a perfect seasonal crumble recipe. Homemade Blackberry and Apple Crumble Recipe is the perfect comfort food this summer! Read on if you are interested to know how easy it is to make.

The ingredients you will need for the recipe, include 1 tablespoon of butter, 4 table spoons of sugar, 750g of Discovery or any other dessert apples, peeled, cored and sliced and 750g blackberries rinsed in cold water and drained.

For the crumble you’ll need 120g caster sugar, 60g medium oatmeal, 180g plain white flour and 120g unsalted butter.

Firstly, preheat the oven to gas 6/200C. Then start by putting the sugar, fruit, butter and two tablespoons of water in a pan and heat over a medium heat. Cook until the apples soften up and become stained with the blackberry juice. Remove from the heat and put into an ovenproof dish. They will cook further under the crumble, so it doesn’t matter if they aren’t fully cooked yet.

To make the crumble, rub in the butter, flour and oatmeal together until you have breadcrumbs and then stir in the sugar. Sprinkle the mixture all over the fruit in the dish and bake for about 30 minutes until the crumble is crisp and golden.

Serve the meal hot with ice-cream, double cream or custard.
 You don't have to be a top pastry chef with a restaurant insurance quote to make this recipe. Its the perfect comfort food thats easy to make and satisfying for everyone.

Other seasonal variations of the crumble include pear and blackcurrant for the summer, apple and quince in the autumn, forced rhubarb and ginger in the winter and green rhubarb and Bramley apple in the spring.

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