These berries which I have just discovered by chance are very similar to our Blackberries maybe not quite as juicy but they taste very similar called Mon Ton here. So I thought I would treat the men to an Apple and Mulberry crumble.
Yes, everyone from she who doesn’t cook desserts hardy ever…A dessert!
I have always cooked dishes like crumble the way my mum always did but for once I thought I would try something new and deconstruct it!
The original crumble is lovely but you always get that bit between the fruit and the crumble which goes soggy…Don’t you??
Ingredients for the topping:
50 gm butter
50 gm flour
50 gm sugar
50 gm ground almonds.
2 apples peeled and cored, sliced.
2 cups of mulberries
1/2 – 1 tbsp sugar.
Put the apples and mulberries in a saucepan with 1/2 tbsp sugar and gently heat until the juices start to flow add a little water if required cook gently until the apple breaks down and is soft. The apples I get here are dessert apples so are quite sweet so I don’t add very much sugar…If you are using cooking apples then sweeten accordingly… I would use Bramley Apples in the Uk…I miss my Bramley apples.
Rub the butter into the flour then add the sugar and the nuts. Spread the mixture out on a baking tray and pop in a preheated oven on 180 degrees for 10- 15 minutes.
Stir once or twice to get an even golden colour. Watch it carefully as I …Yes, I did! I burnt the first batch… Then break up any large lumps.
Then assemble the fruit and crumble mix in layers… This went down a treat with the men here… They love it when I do my little sample batches…hovering they were…lol
I am so pleased I tried the crumble mix this way and it can also be varied you can use brown sugar and any type of flour you like. I mixed almonds and a few walnuts in the second batch I made and I might add cinnamon when I make it next time especially if I use just apples.
You can also make any amount as long as all the measurement are equal. Today I made 20 gm for each ingredient as I was only making a sample the other day I did the 50 gm( that) was the one I burnt…
The topping has a nice sort of soft crunch to it and the sample I made today.. I didn’t get a look in although I didn’t mind I got a teaspoon full to try and the menfolk ate the rest.
It would also be nice served with custard, cream or ice cream…
So that is my deconstructed crumble or my first deconstructed anything although I have a Beef Stroganoff in the pipeline a recipe I have been making for the last 45 years or so and we were talking one about where the recipe came from and I couldn’t remember as my son said he had never seen a recipe the same as mine…I might even have made it up I can’t remember but we discussed doing it another way so when I can get a nice piece of steak all will be revealed…
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Have a lovely evening it is sundowner time here now so I am going to sit outside and listen to some music and enjoy my sundowner xxx