Thursday, 2 August 2012
As you know I do love Blueberries! I found some on special at a good price at Tesco's the other day and so I picked up three punnets. My own blueberries are not ready for the picking yet, but I had a hankering for some sort of blueberry dessert, and what's a gal to do???
A hankering is a hankering. You just gotta fill it!
I set aside two punnets to make a pie, but with the third I whipped up a quick and easy dessert for just us two.
Blueberry Crumble . . . buttery, oaty and oh so blueberry-ee! (Is that a word??? It IS now!)
It went down a real treat and satisfied my hankering in a most delicious way.
The Toddster enjoyed as well . . . I think he likes blueberries too!! Although in fact, he had never eaten one until I introduced them to him.
Don't you just love it when you are able to introduce a new food to someone and they end up loving it too??? So do I!!
*Quick Blueberry Crumble for Two*
Quick and easy, perfectly sized for two. Bake them in two ramekins or two small individual bake dishes. Scrummy!
1 250g punnet of blueberries (about 2 cups)
2 TBS of caster sugar
1 TBS corn flour (cornstarch)
the juice of 1/2 lemon
For the topping:
2 TBS softened butter
2 TBS soft light brown sugar
4 TBS plain flour
2 TBS old fashioned rolled oats
pinch ground cardamom
pouring cream or vanilla ice cream to serve (optional)
Preheat the oven to 190*C/375*F/ gas mark 5. Butter two small individual sized dishes.
Wash the blueberries and then put them into a bowl. Add the sugar, cornflour and lemon juice. Toss to mix. Divide between the two prepared dishes.
Cream together the softened butter, sugar, flour, oats and spices for the topping. You should end up with a crumbly mixture. Crumble half of it over top of each dish.
Place the baking dishes on a baking sheet and slide into the oven. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown and the juices are bubbling up from the berries. Remove from the oven and cool for about 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with some pouring cream or vanilla ice cream if desired.