Let’s have a quick little throw back to Mum’s Birthday Breaky shallllll we?
If you read the post, you’ve probably heard all about the occasion.
But there was one tiny (yet delicious) detail that I may or may not of delved into at the time – you see I thought ahead in anticipation for this post and thought I better save the raving for a post where there isn’t like millions of words to read in addition to comments of praise for Mum’s successful birthday celebration.
Anyway, if you have no idea what I’m blabbing about, I’m gonna lay it all out there on the table, berries, crumble, the whole lot.
I always love a good chance to hop into the kitchen with a purpose which extends the desires of my stomaches current requests (although, there tends to be nothing better than a satisfying pasta, but we’ll leave those musings for a rainy day).
So, naturally I jumped at the opportunity to help Mum in preparation for her Birthday Breakfast. And as usual my ideas in my head were a little too extravagant for a casual gathering, so we settled on my role consisting of making the banana bread, rhubarb & pear compote (recipe here) and a total last minute idea that I didn’t expect mum to give the ‘all-go’ to, which was funnily enough, this Apple & Berry Crumble that actually turned out to be the breakfast hit! Who knew?!
A quick and utterly mouthwatering, perfect breakfast accompaniment for the yoghurt (and you know what, pretty damn awesome by itself, and maybe a little cheeky scoop of ice-cream… it’s never too early fo ice-cream).
I could eat spade fulls of that crumble… I tell no lie.
And you know what, it’s probably wouldn’t be all such a bad thing, I mean, just check this;
frozen berries, canned apple, and a little crumble mixture.
It’s preeeeeety much a salad.
The thing that kinda doubled me over in surprise was just the total ease of this breaky/dessert (maybe even lunch… i’d totally go there).
Most recipes I follow, I just tend to double the preparation time, because to be honest, I tend to be a bit of slow poke in the kitchen.
But this recipe, I kid you not, will take 5 minutes preparation.
It’s so easy, it makes sifting look hard…
And the flavours?? A total match made in heaven, classic, simple and full of berry bursts. The almonds and coconut add the perfect crunch, which pretty much make this dish your next soulmate, just sayin’.
CHEATS APPLE & BERRY CRUMBLE
1 kg canned apple slices, drained
1 kg frozen mixed berries
120g butter, softened
4 tablespoons self-raising flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup coconut chips
2/3 cup almonds
Ice-cream or yoghurt to serve
1. Preheat the oven to 180C or 160 fan forced.
2. In a 28cm x 20cm baking dish, evenly spread the apple over the base, then on top with the berries, spreading evenly as well.
3. Combine all the crumble ingredients in a bowl and mix together until combined.
4. Top the fruit with the crumble, sprinkling over evenly.
5. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the crumble is beautiful and golden
6. Serve with ice-cream or yoghurt and enjoy!