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Red Fruit Crumble

First of all, sorry for me being so absent… these are frantic days, with a lot of things (work, parties, new projects) to do! Luckly I’m a little worker bee, so there are many recipes waiting to be posted during next days!

I don’t know if it is happening the same for you, but the only thing I desire during the day is sleeping, and the only food I want is ice cream, drinking fruit juices and iced tea. I dream of a terrace on the sea, or my holidays to Scotland! Yesterday I booked my flight for the 3rd of August, but I have still to decide when to come back! Any good advice about my next trip? I’ll be travelling through Couchsurfing, and I am really proud of this, but… shops? food? something I can’t really miss?

So, as I feel like british and as I’m eager for sweet and light things, here you have a red fruit crumble!

Ingredients for 4 portions:

  • red fruits (I used the last strawberries from my garden and the first cherries of my neighbour… I do primise! I haven’t stolen them!), 400gr
  • white flour, 150gr
  • caster sugar, 30gr + 1 tablespoon (30gr) per person
  • brown sugar, 30 gr
  • chopped hazelnuts, 20gr
  • softened butter, 70gr
  • vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon

Preheat oven to 190°C.

Wash up cherries, remove the stone and cut them in half. Wash up strawberries and cut them in a half if they are large, otherwise don’t cut them, if you are so lucky to have small garden strawberries! Mixed the halved cherries and strawberries and divide the fruit among 4 small ceramic baking dishes (1 cup capacity). Stir them gently with a tablespoon of sugar per dish.

For the crumble topping: in a bowl combine all the ingredients and work them with your fingers until small and large clumps form. Sprinkle over fruit mixture and bake until crumble topping is golden brown and fruit is bubbling beneat.

Remove crumbles from the oven: serve them warm with a dollop of vanilla icecream.

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