Well hello today with a crumble recipe or as some people I’ve noticed call it a cobbler…this recipe is an English crumble rather than a cobbler but really they’re pretty similar.I’ve loved crumble for just about my whole life, for me it’s nothing other than comfort food…sometimes in life there is nothing much that can help quite as much as a good old-fashioned fruit crumble, filling up the house with a glorious smell that means 6ft2 teenagers inquire when it will be ready.
This then is a recipe for crumble using tinned fruit – to be honest I have fallen back on crumble with tinned fruit many many times on a Sunday when a crumble, after a roast dinner with all the trimmings, is what is needed but all that is available are 3 withered old apples and a single wrinkly lemon looking lonely and lost in the fruit bowl.
So, since I married the most wonderful Mr Beach Cottage and began the journey as mum, chief bottle washer, cleaner and chef I don’t think a single day has gone by where I have not had a can of fruit in my pantry…just call me retro…indeed I think it may be part of my genetic make-up that a can of tinned fruit has always been about my person…hello broken mandarins I still love you.
But moving to Australia, the country with the fresh produce of my dreams, with fruit in pretty much abundance, the best produce in the world (said in my very new and very proud Australian For We Are Young and Free Citizen Voice), well wouldn’t I just always have baskets full of the fresh stuff around? Wouldn’t I be skipping around in white linen, white-washed basket over my arm, nigh on collecting fruit from the streets??
Well in all honesty, most of the time, certainly, the choice and sheer variety now for me is stuff of dreams …but also, those tins of fruit, they are still very much in my pantry and a part of my philosophy of fall-back family cooking….
There is a bit of a difference here though, and that’s that I like to still think that I’m buying Australian, tinned or not…and this fruit from Woolworth’s Select is just that, Australian fruit picked during the Summer season in the heart of the fruit producing regions, and turned by one used-to -be English woman on the beaches into smoothies, crumbles and all manner of delish things…
Since I’ve moved to Australia things like where food has come from has become an issue for me and I if I can I try to buy Australian food and I will always make that choice – I like to think I am doing my bit to support Australian farmers, and I know it’s a bit soppy but a way to say thanks for this beautiful new country of ours.
This then is a recipe with tinned fruit, a super easy recipe, no foofing, no fussing and I have to say I almost make this with my eyes shut now …crumble topping bit, well once you’ve done it a few times it’s pretty much easy to eyeball.
You know I like too easy recipes and I know you do too, you know I like recipes that have bathability in them, meaning you can throw them in the oven and go get in the bath and this is one of those though really it’s so simple there is no time for bathing here ladies…open a can of peaches and mix things up with your hands and that is pretty much it, heck you don’t even need a spoon for this one.
Easy Peach Crumble Recipe
2 cans peaches in juice
1 cup flour
½ cup oats
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
spoon peaches into baking dish and pour in half of the juice
add the rest of the ingredients to a separate mixing bowl and rub butter between fingers until combined
top the fruit with the crumble mixture and sprinkle the top with extra suga
bake at 200C for 30 mins for until the fruit is bubbling and the top browned
- Spoon peaches into baking dish and pour in half of the juice
- Add the rest of the ingredients to a separate mixing bowl and rub the butter between fingers until combined
- Top the fruit with the crumble mixture and sprinkle the top with extra sugar
- Bake at 200 for 30 mins or until the fruit is bubbling and the top browned
I hope you like the look of it…that’s very much it from me and my tins of Australian fruit, let me know if you make it, it’s a keeper in this old cottage.
Tell me, are you a secret tinned fruit stasher ;-)
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