You just have to take my word for it that it was a pretty amazing crumble - even though we ate it on plastic spoons and paper plates in a harshly lit corporate kitchen :) As part of the recipe testing baking frenzy I've been going through, this crumble is certainly putting in a mean fight for the best thing I've made so far. The best part of this recipe is sharing the finished product with a group of colleagues you love :), the worst part is having no leftovers. Bahaha.
Here goes: Apple & Mixed Berries Crumble
6 granny smith apples (the green kind)
1 tbs Lemon Juice
2 tbs Caster Sugar
1 cup frozen mixed berries (defrost)
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Rolled Oats
150g Plain Flour
100g chilled & diced Butter
My additions: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Lemon Zest, Double Creme
Preheat oven to 200C. Peel, core and thinly slice your apples (took me 20 mins, but I'm slow); Place apples, sugar, lemon juice, 2 tbs of water into a sauce pan, cook it for 10 minutes on medium, stir sometimes. Mix in the berries, mush 'em in well, add my additions - Cinnamon, Nutmeg and finish with a good zesting of lemon rind on top to your taste.
Combine brown sugar, baking powder, rolled oats and flour. Rub the diced butter in with your fingers until the whole mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs - so no large lumps of butter anywhere.
Pour the fruit mix into a square or small rectangular pan (I just eye-balled it), or alternatively into separate single-serve dishes. Top with crumble. Bake for 20 minutes till the crumble is golden brown and you can see the fruit mixture bubbling through.
Most important step: SERVE WITH DOUBLE CREME. The expensive kind. It makes the crumble.