Sunday, 3 November 2013

the foodie post | homemade plum and cherry crumble

i think a crumble is the perfect winter pudding. i can't think of anything better than sitting in your toasty front room with a huge bowl of hot, sweet crumble. this is my recipe for a lovely plum and cherry crumble, i hope you enjoy!

fruit mixture:
4-6 plums
250g cherries (i used tinned as fresh are out of season - either will do!)
60g demerara sugar
a few pinches of cinnamon
crumble mixture:
125g plain flour
125g demerara sugar
125g oats
150g butter (diced)

1. set your oven to 190 degrees celsius. start cutting up all of your fruit into bite size pieces. remember to destone any of the fruit that has them in - not a pretty find when you're eating it!

2. put the fruit into a bowl and cover with the sugar. sprinkle in as much cinnamon as you like (i like a lot of it!) and then mix all of the ingredients together until the fruit is covered by the sugar.

3. in a separate bowl,  sieve in the flour and then add the sugar. mix them together before adding in the oats. finally, dice the butter into smaller chunks and then add this to the oat mixture.

4. now this is the messy bit! put your hands in the mixture and rub the butter into the oats. this is my favourite bit just because you can really smell the butter! it's ready once it's formed into small clumps of crumble mixture.

5. put the fruit into an oven dish and then evenly spread the crumble mixture on top.

6. bake for a good 30 minutes or until the crumble is golden.

7. leave to cool for 5 minutes or so for it to cool down a little and then enjoy a bowl of damn good loveliness.

(i don;'t do my crumble servings by halves!)
what's also great is that you can change up the fruits in the crumble too and add whatever you fancy - peaches, blackberries, raspberries, apples!

will you be making this? what's your favourite winter pudding?