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    • zcrat41
    • By zcrat41 9th Oct 16, 11:08 AM
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    Apple Crumble emergency!
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    • 9th Oct 16, 11:08 AM
    Apple Crumble emergency! 9th Oct 16 at 11:08 AM
    Help! I made apple and blackberry crumble this morning and stupidly forgot to put the sugar in with the apples before putting the crumble on top. Is it salvable at all??


    Also, I was intending on doing Delia's parmesan parsnips but have forgotten the parmesan. What can I do to get them that lovely crustiness? I can't get to the shops before the guests arrive.


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    • bossymoo
    • By bossymoo 9th Oct 16, 11:33 AM
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    If you're serving the crumble with custard it will be plenty sweet enough I think.

    Maybe dust the parsnips with flour or brown them in a frying pan before baking?

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    • By building with lego 9th Oct 16, 11:34 AM
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    I'd poke some holes through the crumble and get some honey or sugar into the fruit, and/or put extra sugar into the custard.

    Do you have any polenta or Smash you could sprinkle onto the 'snips? I've not done the Delia ones so don't know how they're meant to be but I get a good result from mashed potato bits crisping up.
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    • LameWolf
    • By LameWolf 9th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 12:06 PM
    I very rarely add sugar to the fruit in blackberry'n'apple crumble - only if the apples are a tad small, and so likely to be extremely sharp to taste. If necessary, diners can easily add a little at the table; (put some Demerara, if you have it, in a pretty pot with a small spoon for sprinkling if you're serving to guests) but I'd taste it first before adding any, chances are it'll be fine without.
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    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 9th Oct 16, 12:14 PM
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    It is not savable. PM me and I will take it off your hands. It will not go to waste!

    Or, just don't tell anyone, they will probably not notice!
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    • Nargleblast
    • By Nargleblast 9th Oct 16, 12:58 PM
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    You could try serving the crumble in portions upside down style, with the crumble on the bottom, then sprinkle sugar over the apples.
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    • zcrat41
    • By zcrat41 9th Oct 16, 2:21 PM
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    • 9th Oct 16, 2:21 PM
    Thank you everyone, some great suggestions. Love the idea of using lots of custard!


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