Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Cookery Corner

Time for something a bit different.

Last weekend I went blackberry-picking with a friend in Berkshire and decided to make a crumble.

I used this recipe and, even though I say so myself, it turned out really well - especially as I've never made a crumble before. The oats add a nice extra bit of crunch to the topping.

Blackberry & Apple Crumble


Preparation time : 25 minutes
Cooking time : 1 hour
Total time : 1 hour 25 minutes

Serves: 8


500g Blackberries
1kg Cooking apples
4 tbsp Granulated sugar
½ Lemon, juice


150g Rolled oats
100g Wholemeal flour
75g Brown sugar
100g Unsalted butter, cubed


Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas 4. Wash the blackberries and remove any leaves and stalks. Peel, core and cut the apples into quarters, then halve again. Put in a large, ovenproof dish and drizzle with the lemon juice. Bake for 15–20 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the topping; place the rolled oats, flour, sugar and butter in a bowl and rub together until well mixed. Gently mix the blackberries and the sugar in with the apple. Cover with the topping and bake for 45 minutes until golden brown. Serve warm with crème fraîche or Greek yogurt.

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