Remember when I made a blueberry crumble for two a few weeks ago? Or maybe it was a few months ago – in my mind it’s still April; a global pandemic really messes with your sense of time, doesn’t it?
Anyway, back to the crumble. It was such a delicious, easy dessert and a great way to make an otherwise pretty normal meal just that little bit extra special. I’d been playing around with the idea of making a peach version for a while now and when my father came over for dinner last week, I decided it was the perfect moment to try it out.
I’m not going to lie – the recipe is pretty much the same, apart from the change in fruit. I also added a little bit of ground ginger to lift up the peach flavour, though. It came out great! I served it while it was still warm, with some vanilla ice cream on the side. Yum!
This crumble is enough for two or three people, but if you want to make it for more people, you can easily double or triple the ingredients!
You’ll need… (for two or three people)
For the filling
- 2 large fresh peaches (or 3 small ones)
- 1 tablespoon of sugar (a little less if your peaches are very sweet)
For the crumble
- 40 g plain flour
- 40 g cane sugar (or any sugar you’ve got on hand)
- 40 g butter
- ½ teaspoon of ground ginger
- optional almond flakes or halved almonds
- a small oven/casserole dish
- and an oven, of course! This crumble needs to be baked at 180 °C (don’t forget to preheat your oven!)
So, let’s get baking!
1. Mix together the crumble ingredients except for the almonds Take a bowl and mix together the flour, sugar, ginger, and butter. This won’t work very well if you try to use a spoon or a whisk. Perhaps an electric mixer would work, but I just used my hands since the crumble will become quite dough-y. So, just rub the butter into the other ingredients with your hands.
2. Prepare the fruit and the dish Cut the peaches into pieces. They can be as big or small as you like, but I recommend making sure one piece at least fits on a dessert spoon. Grease the oven dish with a little bit of butter or vegetable oil and then divide the peaches over it. Also sprinkle over the sugar and mix that through while in the dish.
3. Add the crumble to the dish and sprinkle with almond flakes Now, it’s time to divide the crumble mixture over the fruit in the dish. It’s okay to still see fruit through the crumble, just make sure it’s evenly spread out over it. Now, as a finishing touch, sprinkle the almond flakes or halved almonds over the top.
4. Bake that crumble! Put your dish into your preheated oven, and bake the crumble for about 25 to 30 minutes (the top needs to be slightly golden brown).
And that’s it – you’ve got your own peach crumble for two! I recommend serving the crumble while it’s still a little bit warm, and some vanilla ice cream on the side is a great addition, too. Enjoy!