Friday, 15 August 2014

Frugal To Do: Blackberry Picking

Top: Atterley Road. Shorts: Gap. Bag: Anya Hindmarch (buy similar from The Outnet here). Sandals: KG Kurt Geiger (in the sale for £49.00)
I always used to associate blackberry picking with Autumn and going back to school, but have started a little earlier recently (before everyone gets there first). It's basically free food, and I love to freeze them and use in smoothies, or snack on them at work.

Luckily we have a meadow at the end of our Road, so we go on Sunday evenings for a wander - it has been a hot summer so a lot of them have already dried up but we still manage a decent haul.






Ainsley Harriet's blackberry and elderflower crumble

Ingredients:

  • 450g blackberries
  • 6 tablespoons elderflower cordial
  • 175g plain flour
  • 75g butter, diced
  • 3 tablespoons golden caster sugar
  • Cream or custard (to serve)
Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Place the blackberries in an ovenproof dish and sprinkle over the elderflower cordial.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl and rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  3. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the blackberries and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the topping is golden brown and the blackberry juice is bubbling.
  4. Serve with cream or custard.

3 comments :

  1. I've been enjoying blackberry picking too, it seems to be a great year for them. I even posted about it here: http://justabookworm.com/2014/08/06/blackberry-season/
    Although, I don't look anywhere near as fabulous as you when I'm out in the meadows. ;)

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  2. I have great memories from my childhood and that recipe sounds too good! My parents have blackberries in their garden but I have to wait a week or two before I can try it out (very rainy here).

    Annette | Lady of Style

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  3. I've got loads in my garden, never had them before, a bit of a nightmare but I look forward to picking and making pie. Mine aren't ready yet. x

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