One of the complete up-sells about autumn is the whole hygge vibe. You know, getting cosy on the sofa, wearing pj’s none stop… (Although, this is a recurring theme all year round) and embracing autumnal foods. You know, cheese, pate and stodgy puddings.
Whilst this may not be good for the ole waistline and that fact that I get weighed every Tuesday, I couldn’t resist giving a crumble a whirl.
I’ll admit, I hadn’t actually made a crumble before, but how hard could it be? Well, once I’d guessed the ingredient quantities, not that hard at all, actually.
The recipe in question was that of GBBO contestant, Selasi and was in cooperation with Vita Coco Coconut Oil. I’m quite the fan of using coconut oil, although it’s classed as deadly syns on Slimming World so I use it sneakily every now and again. And, this recipe seemed like the perfect opportunity!
- 1 tsp Vita Coco Coconut Oil
- 4 plums – chopped into quarters
- 1 punnet of cherries – chopped in half
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 100g soft button
- 200g plain flour
- 1 tbsp soft brown sugar
- 1 tbsp mixed spices
So, here’s the fun part. This recipe is all about getting your hands dirty…so prepare to start mixing!
- Chop your fruit, coat in a tablespoon of honey and place at the bottom of a greaseproofed dish
- Take your flour and butter, left at room temperature and start mixing to create a breadcrumb texture
- Add the sugar, Vita Coco and mixed spice
- Once all the mix has the same breadcrumb consistency, pour on top of the fruit.
- Pop in the oven, 180c for around 40 minutes.
- Cool and serve with ice-cream, enjoy!
Seeing as this was my first attempt, I was quite proud! The fruit was soft and gooey and the crumble was super sweet and the ideal consistency! Now, what to make next…