Let’s make a crumble together!
1) First thing first, we got to chop all our fruits! You can choose whatever you want - crumbles are surprisingly easy to customise - and for this crumble that I made today I used peaches, pears, blackberries and apples.
2) Afterwards, when everything is chopped (you can cut them as big or as small as you want, just keep in mind that if they’re too small it will turn into a compote 👀) sprinkle the fruits with plain flour (2-4 tablespoons), sugar (1-2 tablespoons) and cinnamon (3/4 of a tablespoon). All those measurements are just a guide - at the end of the day I haven’t followed a recipe for a crumble in years - so basically do everything ‘by eye’ and to your own specification.
3) Now a bit of fun time! Roll those sleeves, and get your hands in there! Carefully mix all the fruits with the dry ingredients. Take at least a couple of minutes, until everything is nicely coated and is basically a sticky mess.
4) Put the fruit bowl to the side and leave them to wallow in their own juices 😂 Next, we have to prepare the actual ‘crumble’ to put on top. I personally use a standard water glass for measurements as shown in the pictures. We have to mix plain flour (2 and a half glasses)…
…sugar (about 1 glass)…
…and butter (around 200 grams). These are still just a guide for myself - you guys can use whatever you want.
I personally like to cut the butter in little cubes to make it more easily to use afterwards 😄
5) Now slowly and carefully mix them all together into a ‘crumble’. Basically rub the butter with the mix of sugar and flour between your fingers. Take your time with this - it takes me at least about 6-7 minutes.
6) Butter up your baking tray, or whatever else you want to use!
7) Lay in the fruit, making sure it covers the whole bottom…
… and then cover it all up with the crumble!
8) Bake in the oven at 180 degrees, for about 25 minutes. Of course everyone knows their own oven, so you best keep an eye on the thing throughout. Make sure to check it at least when it does 15-20 minutes.
9) You can make custard if you want (it’s the traditional way) and when the top got some nicely burned bits, time to take the crumble out!
10) Last but not least - enjoy!
Side Notes: the blackberries gave added sourness to the whole thing, so I had to put in some extra sugar to the fruit mix to counterbalance that.
Optional: some latin music in the background.