Kitchen Corner

April 14, 2010

Fruits Crumble

I really miss the life in the UK especially my dear friends and the fascinating village. It just simply unforgettable. I remember my first time having an apple crumble in my friend's cottage few years back, that's remarkable one! Dining in a cottage with a hot crumble during the cold weather, such a typical English lifestyle. I fall in love with crumble from that day onwards. It was my first time had a hot dessert go with vanilla ice cream, custard or yogurt. I've not been making it after I moved into Singapore. It's just happened that my crumble's mood came back again last weekend although we're having such a hot and humid weather here but I can't wait to make it for our dinner dessert. This crumble recipe I had with me for many years is the best one for me especially the crumble toppings. Crumbly yet buttery rich flavor that goes so well with the bit of sourly fruits. Further more, the scoop of ice cream that slowly melting on the hot crumble that make me feel like sitting in a the English cottage again....
Preheat the oven to 200C. For the filling, you could use apple, pear, plum, figs, etc with some berries like blueberries, blackberries or raspberries. This time, I use plum and pear. Peel, quarter and core the pear and plum into large chunks. Place in a shallow ovenproof dish. I used a small one for serving two person. Adding one orange zest and juice to the fruits. Mix together with hands. Toss over the blackberries, and scatter over some sugar (I didn't add any sugar on it as I feel the fruits is sweet enough for me). For the crumble topping, place 30g ground almond, 70g flour, 45g polenta, 70g cold butter and 55g raw sugar in a food processor and pulse briefly several times, just to mix. The mixture should look like coarse breadcrumbs. Tip out into a bowl and add a splash of water. Use a spoon to mix briefly, it should be quite clumpy. Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the fruits. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes. If you have leftover crumble, store in the freezer or fridge and use it later for your crumble muffins, that's what I like to do. Turn down the heat to 180C and cook for another 10 - 15 minutes until the top is nicely browned and bubbling. If you like the fruits to stay crunchy, adjust the baking time. Otherwise bake longer to have a soft texture of fruits. Serve while it's still hot. The crumble served with my homemade raspberries ripple ice cream. You could serve with custard or yogurt. Enjoy!

17 comments:

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

I'm sure it tasted wonderful especially with ice cream, look yummy!

Evy said...

This is absolutely great!. Yummy.

Sweeter side of life said...

Wow they look good :) I just remembered i have a punnet of plums in my fridge. i could try your recipe

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Sweeter side of life,
Thanks! You could use plum but remember to adjust the baking time as plum would soft faster than apple or pear. Enjoy!

tracieMoo said...

Wow, Grace, it does looks like a great crumble! For me, I would like adding some oats in it for the crumble. I've never had polenta in my pantry though. I wonder how it taste like.

Love the idea of berries, plum and pear. My aunt once made banana and peach. Very yummy with a scoop of ice cream too :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Such a wonderful desert Grace. ;) If serve warm plus the cold ice cream is to die for! ;) Thanks for sharing this...but will probably replace the polenta with roll oats. ;)

Fiona said...

Hi^^
I found out ur chilled coffee cheese cake in dis forum n I would like 2 confirm wv u dat do u sell ur mini coffee cheese cake at there? coz I would like to buy sum frm u! thx.

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Passionate About Baking said...

Hi Grace,
It does warm the heart to have such simple, yet wonderful dessert isn't it? Yummy. I like the way you do your crumbles. It's so golden brown and looks so crunchy! :)

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Fiona,
Would you please leave your email address for me? I found out that my chilled coffee cheesecake picture is at your forum. I appreciate if you could get the permission before using the picture. Many thanks! :)

Velva said...

Thanks for sharing a great memory with your fellow foodie friends. I love fruit crumbles, especially warm with ice cream Lovely.

Yummy Koh said...

This is a nice fruit crumble. I was crazy over apple crumbles the last few week ends. so to satisfy myself, I baked the apple cinnamon cake.

Yummy Koh said...

This is a nice fruit crumble. I was crazy for apple crumble the past week ends. so to satisfy myself I baked apple cinamon cake.

Angie's Recipes said...

What a good-looking fruit streusel! I must try it with some coconut ice cream.

Ling's Passion said...

This is a lovely dessert. Will book mark this for my next gathering. Thanks for sharing.

Elin said...

Grace...I am drooling and salivating at the same time!!! ice cream with your fruits crumble...you really know how to recapture back your time in UK. Great dessert! Thanks for sharing. Will try this out for sure...yum yum

Honey boy said...

I like crumble too. But never made one before. Shall try this out one day. I love UK very much! How long did you live there?

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...

Grace, your crumble looks delicious with the fresh fruits and the scoop of vanilla ice-cream!