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Strawberry and Almond Crumble

Strawberry and Almond Crumble

  |   Dessert, Recipe, Seasonal Dish of the Month

Ingredients

For the filling

500g/1lb 2oz strawberries, hulled

50g/2oz caster sugar

25g/1oz ground almonds

4 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping

110g/4oz plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

75g/3oz cold butter, diced

100g/3½oz flaked almonds

75g/3oz demerara sugar

double cream, to serve

 

Preparation method

Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas 6. Put the hulled strawberries into your pie dish (I use a round one) and sprinkle over the sugar, almonds and vanilla extract. Give the dish a good shake or two to mix the ingredients.

Now for the crumble topping: put the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl and rub in the cold, diced butter between thumb and fingers (or in a freestanding mixer or food processor). When you’ve finished, it should resemble rough, pale oatmeal.

Stir in the flaked almonds and demerara sugar with a fork.

Tip the topping over the strawberry filling, covering the strawberries in an even layer and pressing the topping in a little at the edges of the dish.

Set the dish on a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 30 minutes, by which time the crumble topping will have darkened to a pale gold and some pink-red juices will be seeping and bubbling out at the edges.

Leave to stand for 10 minutes before serving, and be sure to put a jug of chilled double cream on the table alongside.