It’s apple season here in Australia and rhubarb is just making it’s way in too so what better way to celebrate both than with a classic belly-warming crumble.
I love crumble.You just can’t beat that mouth-watering smell as the fruit stews, the waft of spices throughout the house and lets not forget the delicious crunch of the buttery sugary topping. Not that I needed a huge amount of encouragement to make a crumble, but I have to extend a special thanks to our good friend William Kinsella for politely “requesting” I make him one when we took a family trippity trip trip together this past Christmas. I hadn’t eaten a good crumble in a while and after making one for him I got back on the case of perfecting my recipe. My wife is more of a chocolate fan when it comes to desserts – something about it’s not worth the calories without chocolate. Is that a woman thing? Or maybe it’s just me being a fatty and not worrying about the unnecessary calories. Either way, I’m happy to put into print that on this front (only…!) my wife is wrong – when crumble is involved it’s definitely worth every single calorie!!
My father in law is visiting us here in Australia at the moment and boy does he love his food so for the past month I have been trying to keep the fridge stocked with varying sorts of meats, condiments and sweet treats – cinnamon buns coming at you soon. Check out this insta link for prequel. Given his voracious appetite, I decided to take his visit as a personal challenge to serve him a different dinner every night of his month-long stay and high five me, we are on the last night tonight and mission accomplished 😉 While I served him plenty of my tried and tested dishes,including plenty of Princess’s leftovers as amuse-bouches (!), I have to say his visit has also inspired me to many new and exciting recipes. Funny story, when my wife asked him during dinner one night if there was anything in particular he would like to do here in Brisbane before going home, he said ‘eat more of Gavin’s food’! It’s true, there are limited tourist attractions in Brisbane, but I decided to take that as a compliment and it further galvinised me on my mission!! Cheers Jimmy!