My first crumble
Posted On March 26, 2008
The plum and walnut crumbleÂ looked good in my recipe book, so I decided to give it a try never having made a crumble before. I took 75g ofÂ ready-shelled walnuts andÂ crisped them in the oven at 180 degrees for about ten minutes. I thenÂ destoned and halved eight plums and put them at the bottom of my baking dish, which I had lined with butter. On top of the plums I sprinkled the nuts and about 30g of brown sugar.
I then mixed 75g of butter and 75g of flour by hand until theyÂ resembled crumbs, and addedÂ another 30g of brown sugar.Â This then went on top of the plums, and I gently pressed itÂ down to help it set. I then cooked it for aboutÂ forty minutes at 180 degrees.
It was a lot better than I had expected for my first attempt. The top was nicely crisp but not dry,Â the plums soft and moist,Â and the walnuts gave a satisfying crunch.Â I served it with crÃ¨me fraÃ®che whichÂ countered theÂ sweetness nicely.Â One quarter was enough for dessert, which meansÂ there is a lot left to enjoy this week.