Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Crumble Grumble...

When Delia did her TV series last year using cheating ingredients her fans were split down the middle much like celebrity fans in the Jordan/Peter divorce. Team Traditional love old Delia, her foaming hollandaise, corned beef hash and apple cake. Whereas Team Timesaver dusted off their breadmakers and sauce jars and jumped for joy that Queen Delia finally gave them the endorsement to cook again!

I think fruit crumble is one of those puddings you can't go wrong with. Everyone has their own recipe and I've never had a bad one. But still cooks are fiercely proud of their own one.
I've always moved towards Team Traditional in the Delia camp sticking to her tried and tested methods.

But a few weeks ago I vowed to use up my larder cupboard ingredients. And as I was making a crumble I added a sachet of Oats So Simple...and the rest is history.

Blackberry and Apple Crumble...

7oz Plain Flour
1 sachet Golden Syrup Oats So Simple
4oz Butter
40z Soft Brown Sugar
8oz blackberries
8oz apples, peeled, cored and chopped
Sugar to taste.
Put the apples and blackberries in a saucepan with 4 tbsp water and a tbsp or so of sugar. Cook on a low heat until soft. Pour into a crumble tin.
In a bowl put the flour and sugar. Rub in the butter until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the oats. Sprinkle on top of the fruit and cook in a pre heated oven at 180'c for about 25 mins.
Served with clotted cream.

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