Thursday, 3 September 2009

Blackberry Hunting

Behind our house is a massive field its not as fabulous as it sounds due to the large industrial estate overlooking it. lol Anyway the whole family including the dog went berry hunting. You can see I got distracted with pretty looking things.

I just love the shapes and its inspired a fascinator design already. :)

My oh took this as there were a load of nettles in front of it...

Here are our spoils 'smelly one' was most pleased it and the purple fingers she came home with.

And here is the finished crumble. I will post the recipe but feel free to find a better one. Mine is bodged -

1 Large Bramley Apple (You may prefer two medium)
6 Oz's of granulated sugar
4 Oz's butter (I found hard and cut into squares best)
5 Oz's Self Raising Flour
80-100g of Blackberries

You can also add Cinnamon to add extra flavour but I hate the stuff with a passion. I used a casserole dish to make my crumble but any medium sized dish should suffice.

*Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees (mine is fan assisted) Sorry I don't have the other conversions.

*Add the flour to a bowl and mix in the butter with a fork (or fingers) until the mixture is the consistency of breadcrumbs.

*Add 4 Oz's of the sugar to the mixture and mix carefully.

*Peel and core the apple and cut into four. Cut the quarters into six even slices and line the dish.

*Add the blackberries to the dish and sprinkle the remaining sugar on the fruit.

*Add the flour mixture over the top and use a fork to even out the mixture.

*Cook for between 30-40 mins and make sure the crumble is piping hot through.

If the crumble has not browned you can put it under the grill for 1-2 mins just keep an eye on it.

Leave to cool for 15 mins and serve with ice-cream, cream or my fav custard!

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