Apricot and Black Mulberry Crumble Recipe
The years of World War II. Hunger everywhere, misery everywhere. Foods such as oil, flour and sugar are distributed in a rationed manner. The English are craving pies The flour required for the pie is certain, the sugar is certain, the oil is certain. Of course, they have limited supplies. You collected the fruit from the garden, it is not possible to find other materials. What should the poor people do? They say we do as much as we can and forget the base of the pie. They arrange the fruits they can find on the tray and make a small amount of dough from the material they get on it and shred it. The tray comes out of the oven, which is even better than a pie. Since we did this by crumbling, they say it's called crumble.
It is true that it originated during the food shortage of World War II, but the story is entirely based on my imagination :) I don't think what happened in that period was so cute. But to tell the truth, I didn't want such a delicious dessert to have a bitter story.
I would call it "lazy pie" if I didn't know his story. The most difficult for me is the dough pie dough. Since butter is used without melting, I was exhausted while kneading until it is mixed with flour.
Since the material used for the crumble is small and it is not necessary to make a thoroughly mixed dough, the crumbs on it are ready in 5-10 minutes. The fruits you will use for the lower part are up to your taste and imagination. But I recommend using juicy and slightly sour fruits.
For the crumble;
- 125 gr. cold butter,
- 3/4 cup sugar,
- 1+1/4 cups flour.
For the fruit filling;
- 1 bowl pitted and halved apricots,
- 1 bowl black mulberries.
- Mix the flour and sugar in a large bowl,
- Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the bowl,
- Pinching with both hands, break the butter into the flour mixture until it’s evenly distributed among the dry mixture,
- Place the apricots evenly in a small baking dish (20 cm X 20 cm),
- Sprinkle the black mulberries on top,
- Cover the fruits by the crumble topping,
- Bake in an oven pre-heated to 190 degrees celsius, until the top is bubbly and golden brown,
- Serve warm or cold with a dollop of ice-cream.