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Tuesday 1 September 2020

The Big Glut Recipe - September

 Orchard crumble

Just the ticket when you have a glut of fruit. From BBC Good Food

  • 400g apple, peeled, cored and cut into small pieces
  • 400g stoned plum, cut into chunky wedges
  • 2 tbsp sugar, any type
  • 300g fig, woody stalks trimmed, quartered
  • 300g blackberry or brambles, washed well
  • Cream, custard or ice cream, to serve

For the topping

  • 140g plain flour
  • 140g wholemeal flour
  • 175g butter, cut into small pieces
  • 100g soft brown sugar

First make the topping. Put the flours in a bowl with a pinch of salt, then rub in the butter with your fingertips to form crumbs. Stir in the sugar with a fork, and chill until needed.

Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/ gas 4. Tip the apples, plums and sugar into a big saucepan with 50ml water and cook, stirring, for about 5 mins, until the apples are soft and juicy.

Stir in the figs and blackberries, and tip into a baking dish. Scatter over the crumble and bake for 45-55 mins until the topping is golden and the fruit is bubbling.

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