Christina's kitchen: the blog
Whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours we have a recipe for everyone!
For the Crumble Topping
For the Fruit
Step One| Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/gas mark 3/325ºF.
Step Two| Slice the strawberries (it’s up to you how big you want the strawberries, you can chop the small or keep them quite chunky) and place into a pan. Add the Vanilla, Sugar and Water and place over a low – medium heat. Stir until everything is combined but remember, you aren’t making jam. You don’t want the fruit to turn to mush, you still want it to have a bite. This should take around 5 – 10 minutes. Once you think it is ready, remove from the heat and set to one side.
Step Three| Now to make the crumble, rub together the butter and the flour until it resembles chunky breadcrumbs. Stir through the sugar, oats, almonds and mixed spice.
Step Four| Tip the fruit into whatever serving dish you have chosen to use. I’ve used individual dishes, but you can always use a big pot and let everyone help themselves from the middle of the table. Top with a good amount of crumble. The juices will soak into the bottom layer of crumble, so you need a good amount on top to have a crunchy, golden topping.
Step Five| Place in the oven, on the middle shelf, and bake for around 20 minutes – checking at 15. You are looking for a crispy, golden topping and the fruit to have just started bubbling through. Remove from the oven and serve straight away! This is definitely a dish that is best served hot!
You can serve this with custard, as everyone knows crumble and custard are best friends or if you fancied something different, clotted cream is a nice alternative! If you fancy making this for your dessert after a Sunday Roast, make sure to tag us in your pictures!