A couple of Sundays ago we had a group of friends over for the first roast dinner of the season complete with cheesy leeks, Yorkshire puddings covered in gravy and for dessert a homemade crumble.
We are big fans of any type of crumble to be honest but seeing as Blackberries are currently in season, we thought they would be a great compliment to the traditional apple filling. Simply delicious and best served with fresh custard (in our opinion!) the humble crumble will go down well after any long Sunday lunch.
– 300g cooking apples
– 50g Blackberries
-35g rolled oats
-35g unsalted butter
-20g caster sugar
First preheat the oven to 180C and then peel and cut the apple in to chunks. Pop the apples into a pan with the sugar and one tablespoon of water, then cook over a low heat for 5 minutes to soften slightly before tipping into a small overproof baking dish.
To make the crumble topping, place the four and oats in a bowl and mix well. Chop the butter into small cubes and add this to the oats and flour. Mix and rub in with your fingertips until in resembles an even crumb texture. Add the sugar and mix through, then cover the fruit with the crumble mixture.
Bake for around 20 minutes until golden and cooked through.
Serve with a large helping of fresh vanilla custard or ice cream- enjoy!