The other day, I was looking through cookery sites (no suprise there) and found yet another recipe that caught my eye, a sweet one, of course. Now, finally updated to 2012, my new year’s resolution was to cook and blog more. I am succeeding so far.
This is a BBC Food recipe, I found online and again it is well-worth cooking and is a classically simple dessert that can easily be whipped up for a dinner party or sunday lunch. It works well with any ripe and juicy fruit – the fresher the better – but it’s stunning with an apple and blackberry combination. Best of all – it’s good for you too!
For the filling:
- 900g/2lb bramley apples
- 350-400g/12oz-1lb blackberries
- 175g/6oz demerara sugar
- 2 lemons
For the topping:
- 225g/8oz plain flour
- 175g/6oz butter
- 55g/2oz demerara sugar
- 4oz mixture of oats and seeds
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6.
- Peel, core and chop the apples into small chunks. Cut the lemons in half and squeeze the juice over the apple and mix well. This not only adds flavour but prevents the freshly peeled apples from discolouring.
- Layer the apples, blackberries, and sugar in a large pie dish (a lasagne dish is ideal).
- Place the flour in a large bowl and then rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs – leave a few lumps of butter so that the topping is not too fine. Add the muesli or oat/seed/nut mixture and the sugar and mix through.
- Use a spoon to sprinkle the crumble topping evenly over the fruit. Bake for 45 minutes or until the fruit is cooked and bubbling juices seep through the topping.
- Cool for a few minutes and then serve with custard or fresh cream.