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29 January 2012

Crumble

Crumble

The days leading up to January's dalliance with February are bitterly cold and daylight is scarce. All in all it is a bleak affair and for me there is only one cure - Comfort food. Mac and cheese, steamed puddings and crumble. Apple, pear and ginger crumble. Preferably with a scoop of Mackies ice cream.

This weekend the stress of arranging renovations and moving house was all too much so I broke out my lovely new Le Creuset pan, a kind gift from Idealo and baked crumble.


Crumble

Recipe

4 large cox apples, peeled and cut in half
4 pears, peeled and cut in half
2 lumps of stem ginger in syrup, finely grated
75g light brown sugar 50ml Apple juice
100g spelt flour
100g plain flour
115g unsalted butter, chilled, cut into pieces
100g demerara sugar

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Place the apples, pears, ginger, light brown sugar and apple juice in a pan and heat gently for 5 minutes. Cook until the fruit is tender.

In a bowl, mix together the two types of flour and rub in the butter with your finger tips, once it resembles breadcrumbs stir in demerara sugar to make the topping.

Put the apples and pears into a baking dish (in this case I left them in the pan) and scatter over the crumble topping mixture. Sprinkle over a little extra sugar for added crunch and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the top is crumbly and golden.





37 comments:

  1. Mmm It looks absolutely delicious! It's freezing in our house at the moment, I'm sitting here looking at my own breath its that chilly! Deffo need some hot crumble to warm me up :) Love the Mackies honeycomb ice cream too...
    Rachelle x
    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com/

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  2. Yum! Crumble is one of my all time favourite desserts!

    xx Carina

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  3. That looks so delicious! Now I need to go eat some crumble. :)

    Step into Estherina's World

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  4. Yum that looks so delicious! With ginger I'm sure it tastes amazing. Mackies ice cream is one of the things I miss a lot about Edinburgh. That, tea at Peter's Yard, and spending hours in Armstrongs. So lovely!

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  5. Oh my goodness, that looks tasty. My big Le Creuset pot is my most prized piece of kitchenware, but it's not so good for making crumble! x

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  6. That looks so delicious! I bet it was fantastic! Thanks for posting the recipe!

    www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

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  7. Yum! I just received one Le creuset dutch oven for Christmas, I will have to try this recipe out! Looks so delicious x

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  8. This looks amazing! I just love making crumble. Will be making pretty soon.

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  9. Ahhh I was watching Jamie Olivers 30 minute meals and he made some delicious looking mac and cheese! I so need to make me some. The pie looks yummy too, I always make sure I have loads of crumble - best part for me!

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  10. This looks heavenly, I have yet to brave dessert making, although my mum is the queen of pudding, especially as all the fruit comes from her garden.

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  11. This is by far my favourite of all your desserts. Hope you saved me a slice x

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  12. You should use Bramley Apples! They're called 'cookers' for a reason..

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    1. Thanks Alex but I much prefer the taste of Cox apples.

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  13. Looks tasty! Mackies ice-cream is the best :)

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  14. This looks so good, will have to make it myself!
    xx
    thetaleoftwobuttons.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh yum, looks delicious, and I adore your le creuset dish!

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  16. Hmm crumble, looks even more delicious to me in that le creuset dish! I need to save my pennies to expand my collection I think.

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  17. Love the look of your crumble, looks delicious and your photo's are great as always. Just voted for your blog on Company's style blogger awards. Keep up the great work. Rob from WineandOlives.co.uk

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  19. oooo that looks so good! I just discovered your shop...your dresses are so darling!

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  20. ohh yum! i had pear and blackberry crumble for dessert tonight actually!

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  21. that looks so yummy. i never made crumble in my life - but now i wanna definitely try it.

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  22. oooh yummy!

    I've voted for you on Company, good luck!

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  23. your killing me with your cox apples. I'm sick in bed and day dreaming of a home cooked meal from my girl. You know a bowl of that tomato and pepper soup. Ahhh.... delicious.
    I am so out of it, I typed cait into the browser... I wanted to tweet you about those glasses, whats your discount code?
    I think i'm gunna get the lilac ones. Oh so pretty!
    Miss you
    x

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  24. This looks beyond yummy!!!

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  25. Yum! This looks gorgeous... and yes crumble is v good comfort food!!

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  26. Oh yum - this looks gorgeous. I might cook my mister a crumble this evening... you know, just to make him love me more ;)

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  27. Oh yum - this looks gorgeous. I might cook my mister a crumble this evening... you know, just to make him love me more ;)

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  28. Lovely blog! really enjoy coming here :-)
    All the best from Dublin!
    natalia

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  29. Oooo I love a good crumble! Looks yum :)

    Was just reading the new Company magazine and saw your awesome feature! Got so excited I wanted to make sure you had seen it and of course to say congrats!!

    Big hugs,

    Nadia x

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  30. This looks delicious and has made me really hungry!
    www.styleisalwaysfashionable.blogspot.com

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  31. I wish you blogged more often and more about fashion, I love your style xx

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  32. This looks delicious. There's nothing like a homely crumble to warm you up in winter. Mackies ice-cream is the best. I also love the colour of your dishes.

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  33. Your photos are gorgeous and now I'm RAVENOUS haha

    Besos,
    Lela
    (I'd love if you checked out my fashion blog/shoe blog/etc!)

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  34. Delicious!! Your photos are amazing! So talented

    www.kellyjade.co.uk

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