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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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r.mac_2r.mac_2 Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
Please can someone help me?

I have read lots about crumble recently - it's yummy afterall. But I have never made it myself. :eek: Can anyone tell me how to???? Not even got an idea about cooking times or heat?!

I have apples and the usual storecupboard bits and pieces. I'm looking to make enough for two portions.

I've had a look on teh recipe index (squeeky would be proud :) ) but can't see anything that helps.

All replies greatly appreciated.:o
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  • HI, use 2-3oz self raising
    2-3 oz marge
    sift with fingers till it goes breadcrumby and then add some sugar. Shove it on your base and Bobs your uncle!:D
  • The basic crumble mix is half fat to flour and same amount of sugar, so for example you would use:

    4oz SR flour
    2oz butter/marg
    2oz sugar

    Rub the fat into the flour to give a breadcrumb texture and stir in the sugar. You can alter the mix slightly by adding a few rolled oats to make it crunchy; spices such as cinnamon or mixed spice which go well with apple/plums etc.

    Put whatever fruit you're using into an oven proof dish and sprinkle over the crumble mix then bake at gas 5 (think it's 190C) for about 30 mins :)
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  • aliasojoaliasojo Forumite
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    Not sure you'll appreciate this reply..........M&S do a lovely 'heaty up in a box' version. ;)

    :rotfl:

    Anyway, not sure you should be eating that?! Mmmmm apple crumble in training. :D
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  • r.mac_2r.mac_2 Forumite
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    damn, I've been caught! :rotfl:

    oh well, just trying to save the apples from the bin lol!

    but the box version sounds very appealing right now as up to my elbows in flour and have just got it all over the computer ooops!

    PS - C-Q how come you know everything about cooking? You should open a cookery school!!! I'd sign up.
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    r.mac, you are so wise and wonderful, that post was lovely and so insightful!
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    I'm pretty sure there's a rhubard and strawberry crumble in the Sweets section of the Old Style Recipe Collection. Full instructions and it's very yummy indeed.

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showpost.html?p=454774&postcount=28

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    You can alter the mix slightly by adding a few rolled oats to make it crunchy; spices such as cinnamon or mixed spice which go well with apple/plums etc.

    Put whatever fruit you're using into an oven proof dish and sprinkle over the crumble mix then bake at gas 5 (think it's 190C) for about 30 mins :)
    LOL I do that with the cinnamon and oats....................but also sprinkle a layer of bran over the top, then some brown sugar too!! icon11.gif

    I bake the fruit for a bit first, hard fruit for longer and with more water than soft fruit. Oh and more cinnamon if its apples!!! YUM! icon10.gif
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    No wonder I can't loose any weight. All these food suggestions,ideas and recipies to try.
    But what the hell I'm always full and happy.

    My cooking apples will soon be ready so lots of apple pies and apple crumbles then.
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  • Sweet_Pea_2Sweet_Pea_2 Forumite
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    I make mine like CQ's recipe except I use 6oz flour, 3 oz fat (marg or butter) and 1 1/2 oz sugar, its lovely if you use brown sugar.
    I like loads of crumble on top, but if there is any left over it freezes really well. You can get it out of the freezer and pour it straight over the fruit from frozen and bung in the oven until brown.

    I dont know where Curry Queen learned to cook but I learned crumble at school, and pastry too. Most subjects I seemed to forget the minute I left school but cookery remained in my head for some reason. Useful though. :rolleyes:
  • r.mac_2r.mac_2 Forumite
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    Well, thank you for all your replies. I've just scoffed it all and it was very yummy.

    Lessons for next time:
    1. add a little water/juice to fruit and cook a little first
    2. Add more crumble topping
    3. don't eat all four portions in one go!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks again everyone. :)
    aless02 wrote: »
    r.mac, you are so wise and wonderful, that post was lovely and so insightful!
    I can't promise that all my replies will illicit this response :p
  • Sweet_pea wrote:
    I make mine like CQ's recipe except I use 6oz flour, 3 oz fat (marg or butter) and 1 1/2 oz sugar, its lovely if you use brown sugar.
    I like loads of crumble on top, but if there is any left over it freezes really well.

    Hehe I always make up 6oz of mix as I love a deep crumble topping too, but thought it might make me look greedy if I wrote out those quantities :o:D


    Sorry r.mac I forgot to mention to cook the apples for a bit first :doh: also any other hard fruits like rhubarb etc, but soft fruits or tinned fruit can just be put straight in the oven to cook :)

    I wish I did know how to cook everything, but I do love food and cooking, and like to try new things all the time, so basically pick it up as I go along. My mum was a good teacher and I could be found baking in the kitchen on a Sunday afternoon from the age of about 8 ;)
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