Preparation time 20 minutes.
A crumble is one of the easiest and most delicious of desserts. Use seasonal fruit or a combination of seasonal and frozen fruit. When using a tart fruit such as plums add more sugar to the fruit base. You can cook the fruit before using in the crumble (with or without whole or ground spices) or use uncooked fruit for a crunchier crumble. Experiment with the crumble mix adding different proportions of ground or chopped nuts, oats and flours. Freeze extra crumble topping.
• 450g apples; we recommend granny smith apples
• 160g brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 450g plums
For the crumble
• 75g butter
• 150g self-raising flour
• 1 tbsp rolled oats
1. Preheat oven to 190C
2. In a saucepan, cook the apple with the brown sugar and the cinnamon.
3. When the apples start to fall apart, take the fruit off the heat and add the plums
4. For the crumble, put the butter and self-raising flour into a bowl. Use fingertips to rub together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the rolled oats and mix well.
5. Place the fruit into a deep ovenproof dish. Top the mixture with the crumble and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the crumble is golden-brown.
6. Serve with Gippsland double cream, custard or good quality vanilla ice-cream.