Sunday, 21 August 2011
I know I promised more cupcakes today, but never fear . . .they are on my other page. I just couldn't wait to show you this delicious dessert!
Normally I only make desserts when we are having visitors, but today I made a delicious Blackberry Crumble that was big enough just for one! (I doubled it though and so it fed too. It was very easy to do!)
I am sure I am not the only one in the same boat . . . an empty nester with just myself and my husband to please.
Or maybe you are on a diet and you only want to make enough for your husband to eat. . . with no leftovers to tempt you into eating naughty stuff!
This would work very easily with most fruits . . . for what is a crumble, but a mixture of sweetened fruit with a buttery crumble topping baked until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is crisp and golden brown???
Exactly. This would also work well with apples, pears, peaches, plums, blueberries, raspberries, or any combination thereof!
And then there was . . . none!!
*Blackberry Crumble for One*
Just the perfect size for one. Sweet blackberries beneath a buttery oat crumble. Delicious!
125g of fresh blackberries (3/4 cup)
1 TBS caster sugar
1 tsp plain flour
1/2 tsp lemon juice
For the Topping:
2 tsp cold butter
1 TBS plain flour
1 TBS soft brown sugar, packed
3 TBS old fashioned rolled oats
pinch of mixed spice
butter to grease baking dish
Warm custard to serve (Or ice cream or pouring cream)
Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5. Butter an individual sized gratin dish. Set aside.
Toss the blackberries gently togetehr with the sugar, flour and lemon juice. Transfer to the prepared gratin dish.
Mix together the flour and sugar for the topping. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture is crumbly. Stir in the oats and mixed spice. Sprinkle evenly over top of the berries.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the fruit is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Remove from the oven. Serve warm with custard, ice cream or pouring cream.
Those cupcakes I promised you yesterday, they're over HERE, in the Oak Cottage kitchen, delicious Cherry Almond Fluff Cakes.
VERY Scrummy indeed!!! Nom! Nom!