The Bread Winner is a dessert lover. Which is unfortunate for him because I am not much of a dessert maker. Not something I grew up with so not something that often occurs to me to make. On the bright side, he does love a crumble and they are super quick and easy to make.

I have a basic formula and I vary it according to what I have in the house. It goes like this.

  1. Grease a baking dish
  2. Put fruit on the bottom
  3. Top with crumble mixture (1/2 cup plain flour, 1/2 cup oats, 1/2 cup muscovado; rub flour and butter together to breadcrumb consistency and mix oats through)
  4. Bake in a moderate oven for about half an hour

I usually combine the flour and (chilled) butter in the thermomix on roughly speed 6.

What could be easier?

This weeks variation used chestnut flour because I’m trying to use it up and a mix of home grown and bottled peaches, home grown rhubarb and farmers market strawberries. The verdict was delicious, with a side serving of bugger we’ve run out of cream.