Rustic Strawberry & Apple Crumble
I made this today to use up some strawberries that were rather bruised and on there way out. It was delicious - I hope you enjoy it too. I have not included the exact measurements as it is rustic crumble and can take whatever you want to throw at it. The only thing I will say is start soaking your oats at least a few hours beforehand. Overnight would be great!
SOAK two handful of oats in some milk & lemon juice (about 3/4 cup of milk…you don't want the oats swimming, however you want enough so that they can absorb the liquid)
- - - - - -
SIMMER slices or chunks of apples and a punnet of strawberries in a heavy bottomed saucepan with a few tablespoons of butter
SPRINKLE with a tablespoon or two of sugar and continue to simmer gently over low heat with the lid on, removing it every now and then stir, until the fruit is soft.
COMBINE a teaspoon or so of ground cinnamon, a small handful of sultanas, a handful of desiccated coconut, 1/4 cup cane sugar (more or less to taste) and 4 tablespoons of melted butter, with the oats that have soaked.
POUR stewed strawberries and apple into a baking dish and top with the crumble (the crumble will be gooey, like a bircher muesli consistency)
BAKE in moderate oven (180'C) until browned and your kitchen smells of strawberry jam.
....to ensure all the topping is well cooked I like to gently mix just the crumble at least once while in the oven, so it is all nice and crunchy. Enjoy with scoops of homemade vanilla ice cream.