|My bargain pyrex bowl - £1 in a charity shop last xmas! |
I quite like the flowery sort of shape!
Now I know traditionally crumble topping is made with butter but obviously we can't do that so I tend to use Vegetable oil instead. Its cheaper than dairy-free spread and if you make a big batch it will freeze very well and has the added advantage of being able to be mashed together with a fork instead of having to rub the butter in... I DO NOT DO GREASY HANDS!! so for me this is a good way of making crumble otherwise we'd never have it! To be honest I have made this in the food processor too but it still needs breaking up with a fork afterwards.
- 8oz plain flour
- 3oz vegetable oil
- 3oz sugar
- 3oz rolled oats
- 2tsp ground ginger OR cinammon (or neither or both!)
Put the flour and spices into the bowl (or food processor) and mix with a fork (or pulse) until makes a thick paste-like mixture.
Add the sugar and oats and mash/squash with the fork (or pulse again) until combined - it takes a while stick with it!
Once the sugar and oats are combined into the mixture rake through with the fork to separate it - it will be moist to touch but not sticky and should separate into what looks like oversize breadcrumbs but not be clumpy!
Store in a food bag or tupperware box in the freezer until needed! Keeps for ages and doesn't usually clump so can be used from freezer.
PEACH & PEAR CRUMBLE!Ingredients:
- 1 batch of crumble topping
- 1 tin of peaches plus juice/syrup
- 2 small pears chopped and peeled.
- handful of sultanas
Drain the peaches (Keep the juice/syrup) and add to your favourite crumble making dish (mine is a bowl about 7inches across at its widest).
Roughly chop the peaches and add the peeled chopped pears. If you chop the pears into a small dice they will go soft in the oven - No pre-stewing of fruit around here!
Sprinkle on handful of sultanas and stir - pour over enough syrup just to half cover the fruit.
Now for the crumble - either sprinkle sparingly or pile on - its up to you... The peachicks love the crumble top so I pile it on!
Bake for 35-40mins at 180C
The theme for this month's Tea Time Treats is Puddings!!! So off goes my little crumble into Tea Time Treats for February! TTT is a monthly blogging event hosted this month by Kate (What kate baked) and Karen (Lavender and Lovage).