Thursday, 25 August 2011

Plum and Apple Crumble

Plums are in season here, and the windfall apples are ripe enough to cook with.  A quick and easy desert with the two fruits and a crisp topping.

These quantities make a moderate desert for four or enough for two very hungry people


100g flour (40% urid, 40% tapioca, 20%cornmeal)
50g butter
25g ground almonds (optional)
30g brown sugar

Rub butter into flour
Stir in almonds and sugar.  Add water a little at a time until the mixture begins to clump.

Place prepared fruit into a suitable dish.  Add sugar to taste.  Stir in a little cornflour if you have juicy fruit and you want a thicker syrup than the one I have in the photo.

Arrange the topping on the fruit and bake in a medium oven (about 170C fan) for 35 minutes.  If the topping gets brown before the time is up lower the heat and keep cooking to ensure that the crumble is cooked.

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