Super easy crumble

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.

Crumble topping
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.
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4 thoughts on “Super easy crumble

  1. Michelle
    October 2, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Yum!!! Apple crumble with lots of cream = my fav desert, well tied with tiramisu, oh and chocolate log, okay I love lots of deserts but apple crumble is up there! I’m going to copy and paste this recipe and give it a go 😀 We have an apple tree but I’ll use berries xx

  2. October 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Hi Madeleine
    Sounds good ginger with raspberries mmmm! I love apple crummble and living in Turkey it’s real comfort food for me, a reminder of England. I like to add chopped pecan nuts and cinnamon to the crumble. Good luck with the blog challenge I look forward to reading more. Dianne

  3. October 2, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Love apple crumble….trying to ignore this recipe though as the Dr is trying a whole lot of various things to combat a few heath issues and eating healthy is one of them…..Mmmmmmm

  4. October 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    All sounds very yummy guys. Sound like I’ll need to make some other variations. I just LOVE tiramisu. Should work out how to make that. Have you made it Michelle? I love chocolate and desert toooo much!