April 15, 2012

Better Plum Crumble

Plum Crumble

What´s not to love about crumble. It´s the ultimate comfort food and one of those easy recipes I don´t really need any instructions to make. But that was before I came across the ultimate Plum Crumble.

Swedish mother and daughter duo Anna and Fanny Bergenström are amazing cooks. I was looking through one of their cookbooks the other day when this Plum Crumble caught my eye.

Crumble on the top...yes, yes  I´m with you. But how about two layers of crumble with gooey plums in the middle! Yes please! This is an utterly scrumptious crumble and here´s the recipe:

Better Plum Crumble
Serves 8

10 plums
450 ml plain flour (4,5 dl)
200 g butter, cubed
2 tbsp sugar-200 ml sugar plus
2 tsp vanilla sugar

For later
2 tbsp potato flour
150 -200 ml sugar (1 1/2 - 2 dl)

1. Turn the oven to 200 degrees celsius.

2. Mix flour, sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Rub the butter into the flour mixture by hand to make a gratifyingly nubbly crumble (Nigella Lawson would put it).
3. Take 3/4 of the crumble mixture and sprinkle into a 24 cm pie dish. Flatten slightly so it holds together.
4. Put the pie dish in the fridge while you prepare the plums.
5. Halve and remove pit from plums. Remove pie dish from fridge and place plums cut side down on top of the crumble. Spinkle sugar and potato flour mixture on top.
6. Distribute chunks of the leftover crumble on top. Bake on the middle shelf in oven for about 30 minutes. Serve with custard, whipped cream or ice-cream.  

1 comment:

  1. I´ll have to try this one. Sounds like a good dinner party dessert. I´ll have to wait for the plums to come into season here though. Pity a lot more doon´t look at your receipes and get insperation.