Tuesday, 18th September 2018
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Nothing quite as comforting as a crumble. Strangely the French have taken to the crumble with enthusiasm

and they frequently appear on menus here for the last few years.


- 250g. Flour

- 125g. Butter

- 175g. Caster sugar

- 400g Pears

- 400g Blackberries

- 100g Caster sugar


Mix the flour and the sugar together and cut the butter into little cubes. Using just the tips of your fingers rub the butter into the flour until the mixture is like breadcrumbs. (You can also do this in a food processor)

Peel the pears and cut into slices. Mix with the blackberries and the sugar. Put this fruit mixture in the bottom of an ovenproof dish. Sprinkle over the crumble mixture and pre heat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas 7. Cook in the preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown and crunchy. Serve with whipped cream or homemade custard.

Homemade Custard

- 275 ml. Milk

- 3 egg yolks

- 75g. Sugar

Bring the milk to the boil in a small pan. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar. Pour over the hot milk and whisk well together. Return to the pan and stir over a low heat until the custard coats the back of a spoon.

Serve warm or cold.


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