Bread and Better

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Monday, 16 September 2013

Fruit Crumble

Autumn is approaching fast, and that can mean only one thing will do for pudding, fruit crumble. I look forward to this dessert all summer, waiting patiently for the blackberries at the bottom of the garden to be ripe enough to pick and use. Everyone knows how to make crumble. It's literally the first thing you learn to make in food tech in year 7 (well that and a 'hot drink'). It always tastes good even if it looks really bad, and it seems to keep for days in the fridge.
    There are loads of recipes for crumbles, using a variety of fruits and toppings, but I like to make mine up as I go along (depending on what I have in and if I can be bothered to go to the shop). I usually like to use blackberries and apples, as my mum grows these in the garden, and there always seems to be a large supply on the windowsill. One of my friends once suggested that she thought bananas and peanut butter would work well in a crumble, I can't say I have tried this out yet though. Topping wise I like to add rolled oats to mine, and brown sugar. I also prefer a lot more topping to fruit (which isn't very healthy, but still).
    Crumble should always be served with hot custard, or maybe ice cream (if you are really desperate) but never cream (its not a summer pudding!).
   Coming home to the smell of fruit crumble is literally one of the best things life has to offer.

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