NO, this hasn't become a baking blog despite my past few posts... not yet anyway!!
In my opinion, you cannot have Autumn without 3 ingredients:
Apples, Cinnamon and Blackberries.
These three beauties, topped off with possibly the best crumble topping I have ever tried, basically makes a warm and cosy, hug in a bowl. Perfect for when the days are getting a little chillier! One of my favourite things to do when the days begin to draw in is cuddle up with a book in front of a crackling fire, mug of tea in hand and quite possibly a bowl of this heavenly dessert.
Everyone should know how to make a crumble - and this tried and tested, faithful recipe inspired by Sophie Dahl is a winner every time. It is very simple and feel free to substitute the fruit for any number of other alternatives!
115 g of flour of your choice ( I used plain)
50 g rolled porridge oats
100 g butter, plus an extra tablespoon for the fruit
50g soft brown sugar plus 2 tablespoons for covering the fruit
225 g of blackberries (fresh or frozen)
225 g apples cored and chopped
1) Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius or 180 for fan oven. In a bowl mix the flour, oats and butter till they look like large breadcrumbs.
2) Mix in the brown sugar. Put your fruit into a pie dish and dot with the extra butter and sugar.
3) Cover the fruit with the crumble and bake in the oven for half an hour, or until fruit is bubbling up and the crumble is a rich, golden brown.
4) Serve with custard, ice cream or creme fraiche! I personally love having vanilla alpro soya dessert on top - just like a quick custard!
Wrap up and enjoy :)