Monday, 2 September 2013

Blackberry Crumble



We can't thank the previous owners of this house for much. Not the leaky shower, not the glued down floorboards and not the naff built in shelving. Nor will I thank them for the other multitude of bad DIY jobs every which way we turn. But one thing I am grateful to them for is the blackberry bush they planted in the back garden. Every year it gives us a bumper crop, and this year was no exception. At the weekend, Jack and I picked a huge bowl full of berries. Our fancy new breadmaker makes jam and compote, and I can't bare to look at another jar of the stuff, so I thought for a nice change from jam, and a fun weekend activity for mister, we could make a simple blackberry crumble. 




I'm not wild into baking or anything. It's not something I would usually do for enjoyment, but Jack seemed to really like the experience, so I'll definitely be baking with him more often. (Although another inheritance of the previous tenants is the dodgy oven, which makes baking that much more of a hassle! Sigh!) 
My husband entered the kitchen at one stage and asked if everyone was okay. "Umm, yes? Why?" I asked, furrow-browed and totally confused. "I was just wondering if either of you were hurt in the MASSIVE EXPLOSION that has happened in here!" Haha. I guess we did make a bit of a mess! 



We took our crumble to Granny and Grampa's house. Jack was proud to tell them he made it. And I was proud of him. I only measured the ingredients out - he genuinely made it! Clever wee Melvin! With some fresh cream and/or ice-cream it was dee-lish. A lovely weekend activity for tiny and I. 

Hope you're all having a great week! So long for now gang!



19 comments:

  1. Yummy! I love blackberries too! I am not a huge fan of DIY but I sure live in a country where it is a way of life.

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  2. AWESOME shots and photography! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. He looked like he had fun with those yummy berries I want some balberry crumble too ;-)

    Have a tangfastic week

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  4. Yummy! It's great to get him baking with you and it's wonderful that he can be proud of making it "all" by himself. :) It's something I love doing with Amanda, but with my other kids I was always too stressed with all the mess. Come link up when you can! http://abooksandmore.blogspot.com/2013/09/picture-perfect-party-linky-55.html

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  5. Amazing use of texture. Love it.

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  6. Looks so good, I love blackberries and prefer them to raspberries...no holes to hide bugs(lol)!!

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    1. I love your logic! I was making another batch of mini individual crumbles for visitors and I was hoping that no beasties would be hiding in my blackberries! You've made me feel miles better!

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  7. Great photos and fun post. Thanks for linking to WW!

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  8. Well Jack is going to be a great baker, I would love to sit down and have a taste.

    Hope you can come visit to share

    Karren
    What Did I Make Yesterday WW

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  9. Oh my that looks delish!
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  10. That looks so yummy.. haven't bought blackberries for the kids as they are very expensive here.

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    1. Interesting... I have never bought blackberries. I suppose they would be expensive here too if they weren't in season. I would only use them when they're growing in my backgarden and free!

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  11. It looks so delicious! I love fresh blackberries, but I'm pretty sure the season is long over where I live. Apples will be here soon, though!

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  12. Fantastic photos! Thanks for linking up! x x

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  13. Precious! Kids love to cook and bake. They feel so proud of their work, and it is worth the mess made.

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