This is from a little book called ‘Cakes and Bakes’. If you google that you’ll get a million results, none of which are the book. Good luck.
I’ve also adapted it somewhat, as the book has this with fresh apple and frozen blackberry. I’ve gone all revolutionary with total frozen fruits and no apple and peach instead and all kinds of berries. Probably illegal.
Autumn has arrived in the UK and I Must Not Complain Because We Had a Good Summer. That’s the British approach. Mine is rather more ‘why should we be grateful for summer being summery?’ alongside a heartfelt gratefulness that we did, in fact, get some serious sunshine.
Myself and NewHuman are off to Aus in a couple of weeks, where I shall farm him around to various rellos and sit back, relaxing with a tea or a booze whilst he can cop a go at being the traditional unrelenting focus of attention. I am quite looking forward to the rest. The boyfriend will, no doubt, spend three weeks mourning our absence by undertaking a serious regime of sleeping in, eating pizza and playing Skyrim whilst wearing only his pants. Have I said that already in another post? It sounds familiar. Either way, it’s true.
Right. Crumble Slice thingy. Is nice.
Preheat your oven to 180C or so. Get a slice pan, something along the lines of 18cm x 28cm or similar. Grease and line.
200g SR flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
150g caster sugar (I think original recipe has more, but this is all I used and it is fine. FINE).
3 eggs (recipe says beaten. I didn’t bother as was using the Kitchen Aid wotsit. Maybe beat your eggs first if you’re doing this all by hand like a proper cook)
Frozen fruit of your choosing. I had peaches and a berry mix.
For the crumble
75g muesli (I used the crumbs from the bottom of the muesli container. Oats would do)
75g SR Flour
50g caster sugar
In a bowl put the crumble makings, and make crumble. Basically smash it all up between your fingertips till it resembles muesli-ish breadcrumbs.
Put to one side.
In your mixer, or by hand if you’re supercook, beat the sugar and butter till light and creamy. Add the eggs one by one, alternating with bits of the flour, till all combined. Add the baking powder. There’ll be a light dusting of flour all over your kitchen if you do this with a Kitchen Aid. That’s lovely, seeing as the cleaner won’t be in again for a week … there’s no way I’ll be sweeping anything up before her next visit.
Batter status: done.
Blob the batter into the lined tin and spread out evenly.
Layer your fruit on top.
I will, next time (FOR THERE WILL BE A NEXT TIME) use about twice as much fruit. I was worried that, being frozen, the fruit would make the cake all soggy. I was wrong. Really wrong. So, more fruit.
Sprinkle over all the crumble and shove into the oven for something along the lines of 45 mins or until a skewer comes out dry. I turned mine off at 45mins and left it in the oven for a further 5 before taking out.
Above you’ll see the dog with her dogwalking posse. She looks, as I’ve already said on social media, about 100 times happier there than she ever does with us. Despite this, and despite her costing us yet another £70 after managing to get a stone stuck in a pad, I still love her. A lot. She’s such a pain in the ass.
Take the slice out of the oven when done and let cool, at least most of the way, in the tin.
Remove, slice (I did mine into 12 pieces) and eat with some kind of warm autumnal beverage.
All I notice on the below photo is the rank, disgusting lack of good quality work where the tiles meet the countertop. One day that whole kitchen will die and I will be happy. Possibly even happier than when ShitOven went away. Possibly.