Early blackberry treats… Crumble

August 23, 2010

So I know this is quite an autumnal post, but whilst in Birmingham last week our friends took us for a little walk along a small river to collect some blackberries.

I never knew Birmingham had so much green space, you should have seen the park!

The Boy went deep into bushes on quests to get the biggest juiciest berries…

There were a lot of them…

We picked A LOT…

Which I then made into lots of yummy treats, the first being the Boys favourite pudding and something very quick and easy… crumble!

I used;
30g rolled oats
40g wholemeal flour
20g caster sugar
35g butter
plus I had about 500g blackberries and 5 granny smith apples

I don’t think you need to be too exact with crumble which is one of the reason I like making it so much… that and it’s so yummy.

I chopped the apples into quite thin slices and popped them, the blackberries, and 50g sugar into a saucepan for a few minutes to soften the fruit, if you don’t use berries you could probably do it for 6-7 but I only kept them on there for 3-4 as the berries melted quite a lot very quickly…

Whilst that’s going on combine all your oats and flour and chop the butter into smallish chunks and work into the mixture with your fingers until it becomes like wet sand…
Then put the fruit into a baking dish, top with the mix and bake for 20-30 minutes until the top is golden and the fruit is bubbling through…

Serve with ice cream… delicious!

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