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
- Pre-heat oven to 180c
- 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)
- 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.
- Add the oats to the crumble topping (just stir them in so that they stay whole).
- 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!
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.