I always admired people who could make a good apple crumble and I always believed this was a difficult desert to make. My mother in law makes the most amazing apple and feijoa crumble. Yum! So when I found this really quick and super easy crumble recipe I just had to give it a go. This recipe comes from Stephanie Alexander’s amazing Cook’s Companion.
⅓ cup soft brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger (or cinnamon)
60g unsalted butter, chopped
⅔ cup plain flour (or 75g flour and 2 Tb rolled oats)
400g raspberries or blackberries or strawberries or apples or feijoa or a mixture. Any fruit filling you want really.
Preheat oven to 200C.
To make the crumble topping; mix sugar, baking powder and ginger in a bowl.
In another bowl, crumble butter into flour with your hands.
Add the sugar and flour mixture together.
Grease a baking dish then line the dish with your chosen filling.
Spoon or pour the crumble topping over the filling (no more than 1cm deep).
Sprinkle some sugar on top (I like raw sugar adds a nice crunch).
Bake for 15 minutes or until the top is browning.
I made this recipe with frozen mixed berries and look forward to fresh apples from the garden so I can make this with home grown produce. I believe you could use any filling you like and it would still look impressive and taste yummy. A super easy and very quick desert to take to the summer BBQs or to mum and dad’s for tea. Enjoy.
Ps please let me know what different combinations you come up with.