Monday, December 2, 2013

The one with the plum crumble

I love having my crumble and eating it, though I've never made one by myself before. People tell me how easy it is, and when ever the general consensus is that a dish is easy to make, my version will end up a terrible disaster. But, when craving a niece piece of crumble on a sunday afternoon and no one else around to make me some, I tried making one myself. It's based on a recipe by Nigella, but with walnuts instead of pecans and the addition of some spices. Also, Nigella first baked the plums a bit in the oven, before adding the topping. I skipped this part. I have to agree, a crumble is super easy to make, no disasters occurred (this time).

What you´ll need:
  • 125 grams of (cold) butter
  • 125 grams of cane sugar
  • 125 grams of self-raising flower
  • 50 grams of walnuts
  • a pinch of salt
  • cinnamon and cardamom, together half a teaspoon
  • plums, 6 big ones, 8 smaller ones

What you'll need to do:
Preheat the oven at 200 ˚C. Wash, destone and cut the plums into chunky parts, and add them to a buttered tin.

Make the crumble topping by mixing the flower, sugar, butter, salt, cinnamon and cardemom with your hands, until you get a crumble-y mixture like in the picture.

Chop the walnuts and add this to the topping.

Add this to the plums and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the topping gets a golden colour. 

You can eat this crumble warm or cold, with or without a scoop of ice cream. If you don't want to make a whole crumble, you can also freeze the topping and use it when needed. Enjoy!

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  1. I love any type of crumble! Yours looks delicious! Good idea to bake the plums a bit before adding the topping - especially if the fruit is super firm. I might try this with apples :)

  2. If even I can make it, you can make it too!

  3. Oh yum, I also love crumble and plums. I am such a fan of fruity pies and tarts so this is totally my kind of thing. Bookmarking the recipe right away. Psst: I am about to send you an email. Have you seen this morning's post? xo :)

    1. Hey, lovely! Just wanted to ask if you got my email? If not, please email me at Thank you and talk to you soon:) xo

  4. Crumble topping makes it all the more delicious! Yum. I don't think I've ever tried a plum dessert. It's about time, don't you think? =0)
    Thanks for the recipe.

  5. I can relate to your thoughts "while everyone is saying that it's easy to make, i always end up making the worst disaster" This happens to me in so many aspects and situations heehee

    Just looking at the pictures, I can tell it tastes great!

    Btw, I have to say that you really take great photos. All your photos are worthy of a magazine spread

    1. Thanks Diane, your comment made my day! I have to admit that lots and lots of pictures are taken before ending up with these :-)

  6. Oh my gosh! Marieken, this looks sooooo yummy. I used to make apple crumble a lot, but the kids don't like it too much anymore. They might like this plum version. TY for sharing:)

  7. Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  8. I will for sure try it. You make it seem so easy although I don't think I will manage to make it look so yummy like yours ;)

  9. Omg. That looks delicious. Your pictures always make things look so appetizing.

  10. Yum, this looks super tasty and aslo helathy(ish) for a dessert! Cinnamon and cardamon are two of my favourite spices so I can imagine this is divine :) xx

  11. I've never had a plum crumble but it looks delicious!


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