Saturday, 10 December 2011
Pear and Chocolate Crumble
All of a sudden it got really cold and all I want to do is hibernate underneath my duvet with stews and hot puddings and what is easier to make than a buttery crumble with sticky caramelised fruit and some chocolate chunks thrown in for good measure.
I used apple as well as pears in my crumble just for a bit of different texture and flavour.
Chocolate chunks dark or milk
To make my crumble topping I used plain flour, butter, oats, muscadova sugar and chunks of milk chocolate.
I would never normally cook my fruit before putting it in the oven but sometimes pears need a little help or they can turn out quite hard so I fried them off in butter and muscadova sugar while covering the apples in lemon juice and a bit of sugar and left un-cooked.
I baked it in the oven for around 20-25Min's, some of the chocolate chunks on top got slightly burnt at the edges but still tasted lovely.
I just dollop some extra thick cream on the side but it would be lovely custard or vanilla ice cream, I love the combination of hot and cold.