Friday, August 14, 2009
The way the cookie mysteriously crumbles
Remember Justine from Masterchef? Versus Matt Moran? Making the the 'too many pears on a plate dessert'? She burnt her crumble, and had to make a new one with 5 minutes to go! - she somehow not only pulled it off, but her cream dollop managed to stay a perfect cornell!
If you've made crumble before, that's a near impossibility - you'll put a hole in your hand touching it after 5 minutes; there's not a chance that you can put anything solid on it for at *least* 15 minutes!
Let me give you a basic crumble recipe so you can test it out for yourself;
100g softened butter
100g pure icing sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Mix together well in a mixer (until dough-like). Lay evenly on a flat tray:
Shove it in a 180 degree oven for 10 minutes, pull it out, mix it around with your spatula, back in the oven for another 5, or until golden brown.
break it up as much as you can with your spatula, and leave to cool until you can handle it with your fingers, then break it up more; as much as you can.
You can put this crumble on anything; yoghurt, eat it with ice cream, or my favourite: take some berry compot, some crumble on top; into the oven for 5 minutes, vanilla bean ice cream on top! mmmmm
The best thing, is keep the finished product in an airtight container and it will last for weeks!
Any other creative uses for crumble? Looking at all you dessert foodies