Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Jumbleberry Crumble

Sometimes you find a recipe that is a perfect fusion of winter and summer. When I think of a crumble, I think of eating it by a warm fire on a cold winters' day. But when I think of red fruits, summer and my little fruit garden springs into mind. Less idealistically, the red fruits I used for this jumbleberry crumble are not the fruits from my garden. I bought them frozen and ready from the grocery store. Usually a recipe requires you to thaw your fruits, but with Nigella Lawson's jumbleberry crumble, everything is frozen - even the crumble topping! So you can whip up this crumble whenver you feel like and be done in a few minutes. Lovely! Rating: 4+ out of 5.

Jumbleberry Crumble recipe: Nigella Lawson - Express

Ingredients for crumble:
- ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ stick cold unsalted butter (4 tablespoons), cut into small cubes
- 3 tablespoons Demerara sugar (you can use light brown sugar as a substitude)

Ingredients for jumbleberry:
- ¾ cup frozen summer fruits
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons vanilla sugar, or granulated sugar and a drop of vanilla
- ½ cup frozen crumble topping

Instructions for crumble:
- Put the flour and baking powder into a bowl and rub in the cubes of butter with your fingers until you have a mixture like coarse sand. This is such a small amount, it’s not really worth getting out the heavy machinery.
- Stir in the sugar and then put into a freezer bag to freeze.

Instructions for jumbleberry:
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Put the summer fruits in either a cup or a ramekin and sprinkle over the cornstarch and sugar. Stir around a little.
- Sprinkle over the frozen crumble topping and bake the cup for 20 minutes and the ramekin for 15 minutes.




It is almost as if I matched the ramekins with the red summer fruits, but this is just a (pretty) coincidence, I assure you.


Frozen fruits with a frozen crumble topping.


"Jumbleberry" refers to the mixture of leftover fruits.


It was so delicious! Luscious, warm berries with a sweet crumb topping!
Oh, and some whipped cream ;) Exactly what I was craving for.

4 comments:

Lucie said...

I loooove how easy and delicious this looks! Definitely a must-try when I want something other than cake!

The Zhush said...

Thankfully, this time I knew better than to log on here hungry...that looks amazing!

ABowlOfMush said...

I know i love this recipe, it so quick and really yummy!

Looks fab!!

The Shiny Pebble said...

These look so lovely and yummy at the same time. And I am a big fan of Nigella.