‘Jumble-berry’ crumble

Hey friends!

This week marks the end of life as I know it! As of tomorrow I will be living in the big smoke, starting university.  I can’t say I’m really prepared (I only just found out I am meant to bring a duvet) but in all fairness I’ve watched swallows try to leave their nest and they struggle (flap and cry) just as much as I am. Then there is always the conundrum of what to take with you.  I’ve definitely over-packed…but most of it is food, because God-forbid I should starve! Anyway, amongst all of this madness I bring you a slice (more like scoop) of comfort, in the form of jumble-berry crumble.

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Jumble-berry is an old English term used to describe the hodge-podge mix of leftover berries that were used to make jams etc.  That means I give you license to throw in whatever berries you have at hand. You could even try rhubarb or apple (which strictly speaking aren’t berries of any sort) they taste fantastic!

My week has been pretty uneventful apart from a trip to the doctor’s for a jab, watching the last ever episode of ‘Friends,’ and packing all of my worldly belongings into boxes (talk about an emotional roller coaster!)

So how about we get into the recipe…

Jumble-berry crumble:                   –Serves 4

  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp sugar (or desired sweetner)
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 cups mixed frozen berries (or sub for whatever fruit you like)
  • honey, cinnamon & vanilla extract to taste

Start by dividing the berries amongst four ramekins (good word that.) Then sprinkle with cinnamon, vanilla and honey.

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Then make the topping. Mix the flour, oats, sugar, cinnamon and coconut oil till it forms clumps.

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Divide the mixture into four and place on top of the berries. Press it down a little.

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Bake at 180C (350F) for around 25 minutes, until the top is nicely golden and the berries are bubbling. Let it cool for 5 minutes then serve with yoghurt or ‘nice-cream!’

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It’s as easy as pie (actually it’s even easier!)

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Since it’s the BIG MOVE of 2015 I’m not sure how few and far between my blog posts will be, but I’ll do my best to keep the recipes and good times rolling.

I’d like to leave you with a little nugget of wisdom to mull over:

“You are blessed if you can laugh at yourself…you will never cease to be amused.”

It’s okay if you are a goofy, flutter-brained fool because truth is..most of us are. Take my word for it, if you care less about what others think and focus more on improving yourself you’ll feel free. Remember everyone is just as weird as you think you are and as Miranda says, ‘we’ve just got to make the most of our lovely wonky selves.’

Have a fantastic week my friends. I’ll catch ya on the flip side!

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