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Cooking with Tallyrand



a blackberry crumble is a perfect comfort food and accompliment to a chilly autumn evening, after enjoying a stroll on the beach at dusk or a ramble through the beautiful English countryside gathering the fruit

but, if you cant get fresh berries, use other fruits like gooseberries, plums, peaches etc, or frozen berries or even a can of your favourite tinned fruit

Backberry Cheese

blackberries 500 gm
flour                      - plain 300 gm
butter                    - unsalted 150 gm
sugar                    - soft brown 75 gm
  1. pre-heat oven to 180°C
  2. arrange the fruit in individual ramekins or a pie dish
  3. place the sifted flour, butter and sugar in a food processor and blitz until it resembles breadcrumbs
  4. prinkle over the crumble mixture
  5. place on a baking tray and bake until crumble is golden brown (approx 30 minutes)
  6. remove and allow to cool slightly
  7. serve as required

chef notes

to the basic crumble mixture, other ingredients may be added to suit one own's taste, e.g.
  • ground cinnamon
  • ground nutmeg
  • ground ginger
  • ground mixed spices
  • ground almonds
  • flaked almonds
  • chopped hazelnuts, cobnuts, walnuts, pistachios etc
  • pulverised ginger nut biscuits 
  • pulverised amoretti biscuits

See also

recipe - blackberry butter
recipe - blackberry cheese
recipe - blackberry autumnal pudding
recipe - blackberry brulee
recipe - blackberry cobbler
recipe - blackberry cordial syrup
recipe - blackberry crumble

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