Bake a wild blackberry crumble

Blackberries are the fruits of brambles – a thorny shrub of the rose family.

These plants can be found in many habitats, including woodlands, hedgerows and gardens. The blackberries appear during the autumn, and blackberry picking is a wonderful activity for the whole family. Why not give it a go, and turn your delicious berries into a crumble?

What you will need:

  • Hand picked, wild blackberries (450g)
  • Caster sugar (2 tbsp)
  • Plain flour (225g)
  • Soft brown sugar (150g)
  • Soft butter (75g)
  • Baking powder (one level tsp)
  • A mixing bowl
  • A wooden spoon
  • Oven gloves
  • An oven

How to bake a wild blackberry crumble:

  1. Go blackberry picking (August-October).
  2. Wash the blackberries and arrange them in a shallow ovenproof dish.
  3. Sprinkle the blackberries with caster sugar.
  4. Mix the remaining ingredients in the mixing bowl, using your fingers and thumbs work the mixture until it becomes crumbly.
  5. Bake in the oven at 180℃ (Gas mark 4) for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Using the oven gloves, take the crumble from the oven and leave it to stand.
  7. When it has cooled – dig in!


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Time to complete

1 hour

Suitable for age

Suitable location

Resource Level

Curriculum linked

Technologies (Food technology)

Social Studies (People, place and Environment)

Health and Wellbeing (Food and health)

Sciences (Ecology, biology, natural history, planet Earth topic)

Numeracy and Mathematics (Number and measure)


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