Friday, 16 March 2012
Home Sweet Home
Funnily enough, I found myself rubbing butter into flour one night this week, pulling together a crumble as a mid-week treat for Mitch and I. There is really nothing more flexible. Whatever you happen to have in the cupboard goes in. Once you have a base of butter, flour and sugar (raw, castor, brown or a combination), throw in whatever takes your fancy. For me, it happened to be coconut and chopped walnuts. Thinking about it now, a little nutmeg would have also been delightful. Juicy tinned peaches filled the bottom of darling cream Wedgewood ramekins (a present from Mum for this very purpose!), before crumble is packed over the top. I am by no means a minimalist when it comes to crumble toppings. Twenty minutes later, the smell of baking fills the house and out comes perfection in a jar....golden, knobbly and lucious. The smell and taste of home.