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