Perfect crumble

It’s taken me a long time to find a perfect crumble recipe. In the past when I have made one I’ve called my mum to ask her for the hundredth time for her classic family recipe but a year or so ago I decided I should probably find my own. Google was my friend and I found a great recipe which incorporated oats for added texture that I could adapt. We’ve had a glut of apples off the trees in the orchard this season so I’ve been making a lot of apples crumbles (in fact the freezer is now full of ready to bake crumbles for when we’re feeling lazy). There’s always a debate over whether you should have even fruit to topping or more topping than fruit, as it’s such an individual preference I’m not including weights for the fruit part. For my apple crumble I keep it really simple with sliced apples, granulated sugar and cinnamon. Here’s the recipe for the topping:

140g plain flour
140g butter or hard marg
85g soft brown sugar
50g oats

I whizz the flour and marg together in the food processor until it resembles bread crumbs. Then I quickly whizz in the sugar. Then stir in the oats by hand so they keep their size. Tip onto your fruit so it’s even then pop in the oven, usually around 180c for 25 mins (or until you think it’s done!)

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