March 18, 2011 in Uncategorized
I have been missing from blog land for a couple of months. My life in that time has turned upside down and it is taking me a while to find my feet again. Cooking has been about feeding myself nutritionally, it turned into proteins, carbohydrates and fats instead of the art, adventure and pleasure that it should have been. I went from reading recipe books in bed to just trying to think of ways to get myself fed as simply as possible.
My project took a bit of a dive as well and I was horrified to find that “How to eat” had been relegated to the shelves of my recipe books collection. My cleaning lady in her tireless effort to keep me tidy, moves it there every week but because it was a book that was delved into so often it was taken off the shelves just as quickly as it was placed. This time, dare I say, it got dusty, just little.
I have been more determined of late to get back into cooking and blogging. I bought the apples for this recipe a couple of times, only to find that by the time I wanted to cook they were either eaten or had gotten old; dried out, wrinkly skin, old. But as you can see, I finally did it with apples and blueberries.
The mixture is really rather easy to make. Using a food processor is easier but there is something soothing, therapeutic even, about rubbing the cold cubes of butter into the flour and sugar mixture.
Nigella suggests adding orange juice to the fruit which I did and it does add a sweetness to it without it tasting of citrus. I also added some cinnamon to the flour mixture.
A crumble is so simple to make but it is one of those desserts that remind me of mom’s cooking, and this one did taste fantastic.
This is the 18th recipe cooking through “How to Eat” by Nigella Lawson.