When I picked the kids up from their grandparents a few days ago they presented me with two tubs of blackberries and announced that they wanted apple and blackberry crumble for tea. Their purple moustaches told me they had already eaten enough for one day, but the next day I delivered. I used a combination of Granny Smiths and Gala apples given the lack of apple trees in our garden and Bramleys in the local shop. They hold their shape much better than a cooking apple and actually I prefer them in a crumble for this reason.
I can’t tell you eaxactly how much fruit we used but it was roughly one ice cream tub full of blackberries and probably five apples. I softened these in a pan with some sugar before transferring to a baking dish. I used Delia’s crumble recipe from ‘Complete Cookery Course’, but with an ounce less sugar and a few ground almonds in addition. I then sprinkled the top with flaked almonds and baked for half an hour. It was lovely with double cream but would have been so much better with some Cornish clotted cream. Maybe next time!