Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pear and Ginger Crumble

Winter is officially here! It isn't too cold right now, thankfully, but cold enough to drown yourself in the comfort of apple pie and warm crumbles.

I have a couple of things on my baking to do list - apple pie, cinnamon rolls, yeasted bread, puff pastry and a couple hundred others. I am quite proud of striking apple pie off that list! Yay. Recipe to be posted once I attempt it for the third time and get it perfectly perfect.

For now, warm yourself with the thoughts of this lovely crumble.

Pear and Ginger Crumble

serves two

3 pears, chopped
3 tbsp oats
2 tbsp all purpose flour
2 tbsp sugar
1.5 tbsp cold butter
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp ginger paste

Preheat oven to 150C. Toss the chopped pear and ginger paste with lemon juice and set aside. 

In a large mixing bowl, mix all the dry ingredients and add the butter. Using your fingers, break the butter pieces and incorporate into the dry ingredients to resemble a coarse, crumbly mixture.

Place the pear and ginger mixture in greased tart tins and layer them with the crumble till the tart tin is full. Bake for 25 minutes. 

Crumbles are best served warm with ice cream but you can enjoy them just as well on their own.

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