Apricot and raspberries crumble

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Apricots and raspberries crumble

A crumble is a dish that can be made in a sweet or savoury version, although the sweet version is much more common. A sweet variety usually contains stewed fruit topped with a crumbly mixture of fat (usually butter), flour, and sugar. A savoury version uses meat, vegetables and sauce for the filling, with cheese replacing sugar in the crumble mix. The crumble is baked in an oven until the topping is crisp. The dessert variety is often served with ice cream, cream, or custard. The savoury variety can be served with vegetables.
Crumbles became popular in Britain during World War II when the topping was an economical alternative to pies due to shortages of pastry ingredients as the result of rationing. The Second World War lasted for six years and resulted in countless casualties. Often dubbed as one of the darkest chapters in history, the Second World War brought the world to a standstill; shops were shut, people were left unemployed. As the war progressed, food scarcity became a major scare and due to inflation and rationing, the accessibility to basic food ingredients became a problem. In these hostile times, British housewives came up with many recipes; some of these recipes were lost in time, but some stayed and even gained cult status with time. One such British recipe is that of apple crumble.
Crisp, crumbly and ever-so-delightful, apple crumble is probably one of the easiest dessert preparations around. But back in the day, this dessert among a few others brought a smile on many faces in days marked by gloom and despair. Due to strict food rationing, British households had a limited access to basic ingredients like flour and sugar. Indulgent treats like cakes and puddings were becoming a luxury not everybody was able to afford. People started missing their baked and sugary goods. And, in a bid to have something as yummy, with the limited number of ingredients, apple crumble became one of the most sought-after dishes of the time.
Crumble is a very popular dessert nowadays. Many people love it and make it because is a simple recipe and requires only a few ingredients. Crumble is very versatile, it can be made with any fruits, coconut flakes, almond flakes, nuts, oat flakes and so on. Crumble bars are also very popular, people started to make this bars based on the original recipe of crumble.
Crumble has become one of my favorite desserts, it's easy to make and I like that you can always choose different fruits. I think it's suitable for autumn, so I'm looking forward to try an apple and cinnamon version. Meanwhile, I'll leave you with a raspberry and apricot crumble recipe.
PREP TIME 1 d 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 400 g apricots
  • 400 g raspberries
  • 120 g butter
  • 100 g flour
  • 3 tbsp oat flakes
  • 3 tbsp coconut flakes
  • 3 tbsp almond flakes
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a bowl, mix the diced butter with the flour, coconut flakes, almond flakes, oatmeal and sugar until you get a sandy consistency.
  • Cut the apricots in half, place them in a tray, add the raspberries and the composition with flour, flakes and butter over the fruits. Bake at 180 ° for 30-40 minutes or until the dough turns golden. 
Keyword berry fruits, chocolate dessert, crumble, fruits cake, fruits dessert, sweet

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