Florence’s Food: Autumn Crumble

The first thing I think of when to comes to Autumn cooking is a delicious fruit crumble and I always turn to Delia for the best result. You can combine this recipe with traditional apples, rhubarb, or many other fruit combinations, just chop them and soften on a gentle heat with a little sugar to prevent the flavour being too sharp. Don’t soften too much as they will cook further in the oven and you don’t want to end up with mush!

For the crumble topping you need:
75g of chilled butter, diced.
175g self-raising flour
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
110g Demerara or granulated golden sugar

  • Whiz all the ingredients together in a food processor until it resembles crumbs, or if you like to get your hands dirty, rub the dry ingredients into the butter cubes with your finger tips until you get the same crumb.
  • Pack the crumb mix tightly down onto your fruit layer for a crunchy finish and bake at 200 degrees Celsius for around 30-40 minutes or until golden brown on top. Serve with cream, custard or ice cream. Lovely!

*Recipe adapted from Delia Smith, ‘How to Cook’ Book Two.

What’s your favourite crumble flavour?


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5 thoughts on “Florence’s Food: Autumn Crumble

  1. You know, we were given eight beautiful ramekins for our wedding, and I’ve used them precisely once. You’ve inspired me to try and whip up a crumble this weekend when my father-in-law comes to stay (must pretend to be vaguely domestic…)

  2. This couldn’t be better timed!! I have a load of apples from my mother-in-law’s tree and was trying to decide what to do with them!! Rhubarb crumble is definitely my fav tho! 🙂

  3. Hmm apple crumble my favourite, I’ve never attempted to make one though, but this looks fairly easy, even for me! Love them in the little ramekins 🙂

  4. I have just been writing a crumble and cobbler post myself – one of the many lovely things about autumn is the green light for hot fruity puds! I adore the Sophie Dahl recipe for apple and pear toffee crumble, but apple and blackberry is always a winner and more suprisingly apple and raspberry. Plum and almond. Pear with choc for utter decadance! I could go on!! Love them all especially after a cold,bracing hike of some kind – perfect. Bx

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