I do love a good crumble, I can pretty much make a crumble mixture by eye these days but just for you I’ve measured out the quantities (I’m good to you aren’t I?).
Crumbles are the ultimate comfort food and served with custard can make many a grown man, or woman, weep with pleasure. It’s a simple recipe and just as easy to make gluten free, if you aren’t a coeliac then just substitute gluten free flour for the ‘normal’ stuff.
I’ve made an apple one here because I’ve been popping down to my local market of late and getting the bargain of all bargains on big fat juicy Braeburns of 10 for a pound, can’t say fairer than that can you, but one can only eat so many apples a day in their raw form, so a crumble was in the offing from the moment those apples hit the bag. You could use any fruit you like with this recipe, a bit of forced rhubarb would be nice or if you are making this at the end of the summer a few hedge picked blackberries in with the apples would go down a treat. Right, enough waffling and onto the recipe.
- 4 oz gluten free plain flour (I used Dove’s Farm)
- 2 oz of butter
- 1 1/2 oz of sugar
- 5 big apples
- a handful of sultanas
- 1/2 a teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- A squirt of agave syrup
- A baking dish about 25 cm long or whatever you;ve got
Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees. Peel and chop the apples roughly then stew in a pan with the sultanas, cinnamon, agave syrup and a splash of water until tender. Pour apples into dish. Rub the butter into the flour until you have crumbs. Add the sugar and stir. Then sprinkle the crumble mixture on top and shake to settle. Bake in the oven for a bout 30/35 min until starting to turn a light golden and the apples bubbling up from the bottom.
Serve with custard, make your own if you can be bothered, it is much better that way but don’t feel guilty if you just peel open a tub from the cupboard. I didn’t…