Lemon Juice (1/4 of a lemon or a few splashes of lemon juice from a bottle)
A Cup of Porridge Oats OR Muesli
1/2 a Cup of Plain Flour
4 Teaspoons of Caster Sugar
6 Cubes of Unsalted Butter
What to do:
Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 or 200℃
Peel & chop the apples into small chunks, leaving out the core. Then layer into the dish.
Squeeze or splosh some lemon juice over so the apples don't discolour & take in a little flavour.
Put the blackberries over the apple, making sure there are some all over the dish.
Sprinkle 4 teaspoons of caster sugar over, then the cinnamon. Use your own judgement as to whether it is too much or too little & adapt.
Then for the crumble, grab a nice bowl and pour in the oats, flour, sugar & spoon it all together.
Cut two sticks of butter (I used unsalted but it doesn't really matter) and cut them into 6 cubes.
Add the butter cubes one by one & rub them into the mixture until you have a nice buttery crumble mix.
Sprinkle the mixture all over the juicy apple & blackberry layers and pop in the oven & cook for 40-45 minutes. Check your makings at about 30 minutes.
You can also make this up & leave it for a few hours. For those times when preparation is essential. ie. When you have visitors.
I made this for my parents today, who visited. They loved it. When it's ready, leave to cool slightly for 5 minutes & then make or buy some really good quality custard and pour lashing of it over the crumble & enjoy. It's a perfect way to warm up, now there is a definitive chill* in the air. Curl up on the sofa & tuck in.
Love CB X
*For people living in the places that have sun, it's nice then too! Oh and congrats on all your sun.