Well it’s the weekend and…….. Ian has man flu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now we firmly believe that food can be medicine so in an attempt to make Ian better Becksie made his favourite pudding – the humble crumble! Today we went for a gooseberry one and in order to make it even more tasty we added some grated marzipan to the crumble! Trust us it works! Oh and we served it with our homemade ice cream.
In other news our friend George commented this week that blogging daily is like having homework so………… we have decided to do a simple post today using photos instead of lots of our normal rambling text. So……. please enjoy this photo tutorial and forgive us as….. ‘the dog ate our homework’! hehe
Stew your fruit
sweeten to taste – we used icing sugar
put some sugar in a large bowl (how much depends on how big a crumble you want to make but as a rule approx equal measures of sugar, butter and plain flour)
Add plain flour and butter and crumble until you have something that resembles bread crumbs
Add some oats – approx the same quantity of sugar, butter and flour
drain juices from the stewed fruit (keep the liquid its great to flavour yogurt with) and put in an oven proof dish
grate some marzipan into the crumble mix (we used approx 50grams) and ….. mix it up!
Put the crumble mix on top of the fruit (some people like to cook it separately but we can’t be bothered with the extra washing up – although we have tried it and it does stop the fruit leaking out)
Add some extra sugar (this step is very important if you are trying to cure man flu)
Bake in a hot oven (190c) for approx 25 mins or until golden brown
Serve with ice cream, cream or custard or…….. all three!!!!!!