Blackberry season is on!

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The purple faces and fingers of our two little angels can only mean one thing… blackberry season is on! I have to say that even though autumn is not my favorite season, I always loved blackberry picking. Back in Dublin we had to go for a day trip in search of blackberries, now in Cooley you can stop near any random ditch and get a bucket full of them.

Last year we missed the blackberry season a little bit so this year I made sure to make full use of blackberries. My favorite blackberry recipe ever has to be apple and blackberry crumble. This time, apart from locally picked blackberries I was also using our own apples which is a great feeling indeed 🙂

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So here it is; nice and easy (preparation 10min – in the oven for 35min).

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APPLE AND BLACKBERRY CRUMBLE

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Ingredients:

Plain flour – 100g , butter – 125g, Oats – 100g, Caster suger – 75g, Blackberries – 200g, 200g chopped apples, Granulated sugar – 5 heaped spoons.

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to 190C.

2. Put the flour into the mixing bowl. Cut the butter into the small cubes and add to the flour. Rub the butter and flour between your fingertips till the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add the oats and sugar and mix with a spoon. Leave in the fridge while you are preparing the fruit.

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3. Place the blackberries and apples (chopped into small cubes) in the baking dish and spoon the granulated sugar over them.

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4. Scatter the crumble mix over the blackberries and apples and put the dish in the heated oven for 35min (or till the crumble is golden)

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You can also use the blackberries in scones, tarts, muffins, cakes so pick your favorite and don’t miss out on this lovely fruit 🙂

 

 

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