Crumble Recipe – This Is It Mrs Muffin.

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I have been trying to perfect the right crumble recipe for a long time. Some are shortbread like and others are similar to flapjack. Last night I did a mishmash of several recipes and actually kept notes of what I was doing, I am glad I did as this is my favourite crumble recipe to date. I would say it is of the flapjack persuasion. I have to blog this one as it is a keeper.

I used 3 apples, 2 pairs and 1/2c frozen raspberries  sprinkled with a tsp white sugar and a tsp of cinnamon for the fruit base. I topped the peeled and chopped fruit with the crumble and baked for 30-40 minutes.

Best crumble topping ever -

  • Servings: 4-6
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100g butter

1 c self raising flour

1/2 c oats (any kind)

1/2 c soft brown sugar

2 tsp golden syrup

Pinch salt

Melt the butter in a large glass bowl or saucepan.

Add the other ingredients and mix well.

Place on top of prepared fruit and bake at 180 until golden.

Leave to stand for at least 10 minutes before serving.




Apple Crumble With a Little Twist – What A Good Wife.

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Sorry, crumble is never going to make a good model. The lumps at the back are ice-cream and not mushrooms. Just had to clear that up. This is a nice sweet version and has a good amount of topping. I really enjoyed it, as did Mr Muffin.

I make a crumble every so often because Mr Muffin has a right old English soft spot for the pudding. He particularly likes my mum’s crumble after a good hearty roast. This doesn’t happen often as she lives in England and so I have to step up and make the crumble.

The original recipe was on BBC Good Food, one of my favourite food sites. I have scaled it down, altered it and made it easier for us cup measure users. The twist is the jam and orange juice.

Apple Crumble -

  • Servings: 4-6
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5 apples (green tart ones are very good)

2 tablespoons apricot jam

1/2 c orange juice


3/4c oats

3/4c plain flour

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4c of raw sugar

50g cold butter cubed

1 tbsp golden syrup

Heat the oven 180c

Peel, core and thinly slice the apples and place in the bottom of a suitable dish.

Stir jam and orange juice into the apple.

In bowl mix oats, flour, cinnamon and sugar.

Add cubed butter and rub into dry mixture, stop when it looks like lumpy sand.

Drip golden syrup over the crumble and stir in.

Sprinkle crumble topping over the fruit.

Gently press until lightly compacted and flattened.

Bake for 20-30 minutes, make sure the apples are bubbling and the top is lightly browned.

Cool for around 10 mins.

* I put it in the oven for last 15 minutes of dinner cooking time, turn oven off and leave to finish while we eat dinner.