Farmhouse Recipes: Blackberry Crumble

Crumble is a real farmhouse classic, and with the hedgerows bursting with blackberries at the moment it is definitely the right time of year for this pudding. The beauty of a blackberry crumble is that you don't even have to peel and chop any fruit making this a very quick and simple recipe. It's great for putting together when you have unexpected guests around the kitchen table!

As ever, this is a bit of a cheat's version since we're lucky enough to have a decent magimix. If you're going the old fashioned way, see the footnotes!

Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 200g Blackberries
  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 50g Oats
  • 2-3 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 100g Butter 

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180c
  2. Wash and strain the blackberries and put them in the bottom of your dish (if they are quite tart you may want to mix them with 1tbsp sugar)
  3. To make the crumble topping, put the flour, 2 tbsp of the sugar and butter into a magimix and whiz them up until they become breadcrumb-like in consistency.
  4. Add the oats to the crumble topping (just stir them in so that they stay whole).
  5. Put in the oven and bake for 35-40 mins until the topping turns a golden brown. Enjoy with some ice cream or custard, depending on your mood!

Notes:

If you don't have a magimix, then you'll have to make the crumble the old fashioned way, by rubbing the flour and butter together between your fingertips until you get a breadcrumb-like consistency. Once this is done, simply mix in the sugar and oats with a spoon.