Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A Quick Crumble

Hubby and I had a weekend away recently - no kids for the first time in 2 and a bit years! It was heavenly. We did nothing! except I did drag him to a Country Thrift store and found the old school desk you can see in the photo. I fell in complete love with it....Now I have to find a couple of old school chairs to go with it!

The desk is so low and tiny and yet, as you can see in the photo, someone has carved, Skool sux, into cute!

ingredients for 2 people

1 ripe beurre bosc pear, peeled and diced
1/2 punnet ripe strawberries, washed, stalk taken off and chopped in half
1 teaspoon caster sugar
1 tablespoon water
cream or icecream for serving


4 Shredded wheatmeal biscuits, crumble them in your fingers (which is what I did or if you are after a more uniform look, whizz them in a processor (I'm sure you could use savordi biscuits or anzac biscuits too - I used what I had in the cupboard)
1/4 cup shredded coconut (I only had desiccated in the cupboard - doesn't alter the flavour, just the look)
1/4 cup oats

how to make A Quick Crumble

Under your griller, lay some baking paper or foil and lay out the crumble mixture. Pop on a medium heat and toast lightly. When you smell the coconut and the biscuits, mix it around again. Keep doing this, while not letting it burn, until everything is a light brown.

Mean while, throw the fruit, water and sugar in a medium saucepan and warm over a medium heat. Keep it moving and add a touch more water if the fruit is catching on the bottom. When the fruit is soft enough add it to your serving bowls, top with crumble mix and your choice of cream or could even add a dash of dessert wine to the cream if you like!

perfect for easing yourself back into parenthood!


  1. Love the desk! And the crumble looks delicious! We're getting ready to take one of those trips and I'll be dragging hubby along to all the thrift/antique shops. We'll see how that goes. lol

  2. The desk....what a find..! Skool sux...yeah that could have been my scrawl..! xp

  3. haha! I know, that desk was a bit of a find! We had to stuff it in the back seat of our car as we bought it on the way to our weekend away and it wouldn't fit in our boot......hubby wasn't impressed.

    Hopefully Penthea you'll get to see it in October. ;)