There are so many things that can receive the ‘crumble’ treatment!
My personal favourite is Rhubarb and Strawberry; while my friend Anne can’t go past Apple Crumble. Everyone’s got their own thoughts on this topic, but we all agree that the quality of the crumble topping is of vital importance.. I was only moderately pleased with my existing Crumble recipe – so I’m truly delighted to introduce you to this one – it really is the King of Crumbles!
Thick, crunchy and delicous – and it’s even got oats in it to keep you healthy!
So here’s my **new, improved** Crumble recipe for you.. go on, give it a go, and let me know how you get on..
INGREDIENTS: This will make a generous amount of crumble topping for about 6 people..
- 160g Rolled Oats
- 190g Plain flour
- 180g light Muscovado Sugar
- a pinch of salt
- 170g Butter, melted
- Put the oats, flour and Sugar into a medium-large bowl, and mix together well. Break up any lumps in the Muscovado sugar.
- Melt the butter, then add it to the dry ingredients, and mix together well with a spoon – it will look damp and clumpy.
- Sprinkle liberally over your chosen fruit – don’t bother patting it down, just leave it as it falls. I’ve stopped pre-cooking fruit for crumbles – I just cut Rhubarb, etc. a little more finely – see picture below..
- Place your container on a baking tray, to reduce spills!
- Cook at 160 fan, for about 40 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling, and the topping a nicely browned and crunchy.
- Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 5 minutes
- Serve with softly whipped cream, custard or ice cream.
NOTES: Here’s my list of fillings to start you off.. I always think it’s well worth gently cooking the fruit before you add the Crumble topping, which makes this a great recipe for making ahead of time. Don’t add the Crumble topping until you’re about to cook this.
- Rhubarb, with Strawberry
- Apple and Raspberry
- Blackberry and Apple
- Apple and Cinnamon (or Clove)
- Plum and Apple
- My full recipe for Raspberry and Apple Crumble is available here https://eatingforireland.com/recipe/apple-and-raspberry-crumble/
- Apple with Quince – Last year I gently stewed the fruit during the summer and froze it, waiting to be topped with the Crumble mixture before its moment of glory as our Christmas Eve dessert!