Crumbles are a typical dessert of English and American cuisine. Also in Germany, this cake-like dessert enjoys increasing popularity. That’s why I’ve tried a crumble today.
The crumble probably originated during the Second World War in Great Britain. Since flour, sugar and fat were rare, the cake base was omitted. Instead, the fruit was simply covered with crumbles. The most popular crumble is the Apple Crumble, also known as Apple Crisp.
The main ingredient of each crumble is fruit. Ideally matching the current season. The crumbles are usually made from wheat flour, butter and sugar. Often accompanied by crushed pastries, cereal flakes or nuts. Warmly served, together with cream, vanilla sauce or ice cream.
Crumbles are usually baked in a oven dish. But you can also portion the crumbles already before baking. For example by dividing them on dessert dishes, appetizer moulds or mint jars. Basically everything works as long as it’s ovenproof.
For someone like me, who hasn’t a lot of talent in baking, crumbles are perfect. They are very easy to make – and incredibly flexible. You only have to decide for a fruit and put crumbles on it – and done!
For this crumble recipe I use peaches. But the special feature of this crumble is the ingredients for the crumbles: salted and roasted macadamia nuts, raw cane sugar, oat flakes and oat flour.
Peaches Oatmeal Crumble
For 1 servings
- 50 grams of macadamia nuts, roasted and salted
- 80 grams of butter
- 50 grams of brown raw cane sugar
- 100 grams of oat flour
- 50 grams of oat flakes, e.g. Kölln Oat Flakes
- 30 grams of candied ginger
- 500 grams of peaches
- For the crumbles, chop the macadamia nuts.
- Cut the butter into pieces and mix with sugar, oat flour, oat flakes and nuts to crumble.
- Then put in a cool place.
- For the filling finely dice the candied ginger.
- Peel off the skin of the peaches and cut into quarters. Mix peaches and ginger.
- Grease a small ovenproof form with butter and fill in the peaches.
- Now add the crumbled mass.
- Bake the crumble in the pre-heated oven at 180° Celcius on the second, lower rail for 25 minutes.
- Allow to cool a bit and serve.
|Baking time||25 minutes|
|Calories||2,000 kcals per serving|
|Carbohydrates||209 grams per serving|
|Protein||32 grams per serving|
|Fat||109 grams per serving|