PUDDING WEATHER

Plum & fig crumble
Autumn is here... yaaay!!! Am I the only one that is getting excited? I think Autumn may be my favourite season, the changing of the leaves, the darker nights and most importantly, the fact you don't need an excuse to have comforting puds with lashings of custard.

I have to be honest, I love a crumble topping but CANNOT stand apple crumble. The texture of cooked and usually mushy apple is something that I just find completely and utterly grim. That being said, I wanted to play around with fruits and flavours to bind something that would hold a bit of texture and pack an awesome punch.

Now is the perfect time to catch the last of this seasons figs and plums. Combine them with an oaty crumble topping and you my friends... will be winning at life!
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INGREDIENTS - serves 8

12 plums
4 figs
100ml agave syrup or honey
sprinkle of cinamon
120g plain flour
240g oats
125g butter cut into blocks

METHOD
1. Preheat your oven to 180oc
2. De-seed the plums and slice
3. Quarter the figs
4. In a pan, heat the plums figs and agave until the fruit is slightly softened (about 15 minutes)
5. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and rub the butter into the flour until most of the large lumps have gone
6. Transfer the fruit to an oven proof dish then layer over the crumble topping until most of the fruit is covered
7. Bake for 25 minutes until the crumble is golden brown

Serve with custard and enjoy : ) x

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