Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Peach Crumble

This time last year I was baking Windfall Crumble . Today the apples are still firmly attached to the trees and show no sign of shaking loose so I've baked a Peach Crumble.  



You can use almost any fruit you like to make crumble; apples, plums, peaches. blackberries.   One of the best crumbles I've ever eaten was a combination of apples and blackberries served with hot home made custard! 



But I only have peaches, so that's what I've used. Begin by heating the oven to 350F/180C.  Peel and slice about four cups of peaches, five or six medium sized peaches should be enough.  Place the sliced peaches into a mixing bowl and stir in the following:

3  packed Tablespoons of soft brown sugar
2 Tablespoons plain flour
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 



Butter a baking dish and pour the peach mixture into it.  Shake the baking dish to evenly distribute the peaches.  Set to one side and make the crumble topping.  



 For the crumble topping you will need:

50 grams plain flour
50 grams sugar
50 grams cold butter
50 grams oats

Place the flour and sugar into a mixing bowl.  Stir to combine, then using your fingertips, rub in the butter.  When this mixture looks like bread crumbs stir in the oats.  Sprinkle the crumble mixture over the top of the peach slices and bake for 35 - 45  minutes.  The topping should be lightly browned and the peach juices should be bubbling hot. 



I like to eat my Peach Crumble warm with a splash of cream or a tiny bit of vanilla ice cream.  It's good cold with a little custard.... or just plain, all on it's own!

8 comments:

  1. I love crumble of any kind and your peach one sounds very nice indeed. I'm feeling as though I need to go out foraging for more blackberries however so I can make a blackberry and apple one.

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    1. I am having a difficult time finding blackberries. The local council has 'tidied' my traditional berry hunting location. It's played havoc with my hedgerow jelly making. Happy foraging! : )

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  2. I love peach crumble!! Well, I love anything with peaches!! ;0)

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    1. I agree with you ...anything peach is good. : )

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  3. That looks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good I really never had a pie...I think Love, Sara

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  4. Oh my Sara Corrine! While we don't eat pie very often, she has had pie before. :) And she has certainly had apple and peach crumbles before! I'm planning on making a crumble with the apples we get this weekend at the orchard! And her Daddy makes delicious peach cobbler for us once in a while. He uses the canned variety but it sure is tastey!

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    1. I love reading Sara's comments! I can't eat peach cobbler without thinking of Dad. It was his favorite. Have a great time at the orchard.

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