Blueberry and Strawberry Crumble
June 8, 2011
When we had some friends over for dinner last week I wanted to make a simple dessert, it was a weeknight, I had to hot-foot it home and make snacks and dinner so couldn’t spend lots of time on a pud.
So I decided to make one up… this is so very simple but I am still proud that I made it up myself. It is however inspired by all the dishes that the brilliant Heidi at 101 Cookbooks and also the desserts that Aran at Cannelle et Vanille whips up.
We were having strawberries in our main so I just brought an extra punnet and lots of blueberries to make a crumble.
I made 4 mini ones in 200ml ramekins, but you could probably double this recipe and make one big one.
1 large punnet strawberries, chopped
2 punnet blueberries
60g buckwheat flour
20g ground almonds
45g soft brown sugar
50g butter cubed (you might need to adjust this I just kept adding cubed so is a bit of a guess)
small handful sliced blanched almonds to top
cracked black pepper
1. Mix the flour, oats, sugar and ground almonds, then add the butter and mix the butter into the mix using your fingers until it becomes like wet sand
2. Meanwhile chuck all your fruit into a saucepan with a large sprinkling of sugar and cook for 3-4 minutes on a medium heat.
3. Transfer all but a little of the fruit into the four ramekins and top with the crumble mix then top again with the chopped almonds, another little sprinkle of sugar and black pepper.
4. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes at 180c (I browned mine under a grill for another 3 minutes)
Top with creme fraiche or cream or ice cream…
… and the leftover fruit. So cute and pretty!