Apple, Pear, Plum and Ginger Oat Crumble (Vegan/GlutenFree)

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The humble Apple crumble. To many brits out there, this is a childhood favourite filled with nostalgia and memories.

I can remember my mum making apple crumbles throughout my younger years, be it summer or winter. Although, its only been in the last few years I’ve come to love them. Don’t ask me what my aversion to it was when I was growing up, because I can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t love sweet baked fruit with crunchy doughy topping. But it just wasn’t my thing back then.

I adore making crumbles. They’re quick, simple but deliver bags of flavour. Theres nothing fancy or ornate about them, but they seem to have the ability to both please everyone and bring people together around the dining table.

Plums are delicious this time of year, as are pears. Once baked, they turn soft and syrupy which counters the sharp tang from the trusty bramley apples.

So bring your loved ones together, scoop some ice cream on top and hand out the spoons. No bowls necessary.

*This recipe, and a few others by some different lovely food bloggers, is also available on the HelloFresh blog. Head over there for some more alternative crumble recipes! Click this link to see my crumble and some more Alternative Crumble recipes *

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Crisp Apple and Raspberry Turnovers

turnoversWhen I think back to my childhood, my memories almost always surround food. Whether it be the pea’s that my mum made my sister eat before she could have pudding, or the greasy but oh so tasty fast food that I ate every other weekend on the way to my dads house by the sea.

Trips to the supermarket as a child were always eventful. I can remember being asked by my mum to pick up something from another aisle and inevitably getting lost; the panic would set in and the rows of product would feel like a micro city in which your mum was going to leave you in forever. Continue reading “Crisp Apple and Raspberry Turnovers”

Apple Cherry and Rye Cake with Honey Mascarpone

IMG_0837After my post last week, along with my revelation on baking using healthier ingredients, I decided to search for a cookbook to start me off on my healthy baking quest. I needed something which focused on baking, with recipes that weren’t just about being nutritious but being delicious. It was also really important that the recipes looked just as good as a typical dessert packed with white flour and refined sugar. After all, we really do eat with our eyes. Continue reading “Apple Cherry and Rye Cake with Honey Mascarpone”

Beating those January Blues: Appleberry Pie

slice of pie 2One lovely thing about working Sundays (because you have to find some perks when you feel like you’re the only one having to go to work in the whole world) is when I reach Oxford Circus, walk down a side road and it feels like I’m no longer in Central London anymore. Continue reading “Beating those January Blues: Appleberry Pie”

Apple Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream

Apple Spice CupcakesI won’t lie, I feel like the most under qualified person to blog about cupcakes. As most of you know from my Victoria Sponge post, I’m not a cake person. I love a good piece of cake as much as the next person but once I fulfill my hankering for it, I don’t need anymore cake for a good month. I’ve probably made about 4 batches of cupcakes in my whole life. So I’m really no expert. Continue reading “Apple Spice Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream”