Last week we went blackberry picking and managed to make the most delicious blackberry crumble with the small amount of blackberries that didn’t end up in our toddlers stomach. This recipe is too delicious not to share and is the perfect autumn dessert. The pictures of our little chef helper are also equally adorable.
The crumble is so quick and easy to make that our 18 month old managed to join in for the whole process. Although baking with a toddler can be messy, so we recommend putting a matt down! Follow her step-by-step picture guide below:
For the crumble topping you will need:
- 120g plain flour
- 60g unsalted butter cut up into small chunks
- 60g caster sugar
For the fruity part you will need:
- 2-3 braeburn apples peeled, cored and cut into chunks
- a bowl of blackberries (if you don’t eat them all first)
- 30g unsalted butter cut into chunks
- 30g demerara sugar
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Before you begin, pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5.
Put on an apron or chefs whites (find out where we got ours from here), then add the 120g flour, 60g caster sugar and 60g butter for the crumble topping into a large mixing bowl.
Crumble the mixture using your fingers. When the mixture feels a bit like breadcrumbs, pour it evenly on a tray lined with baking parchment and put in the oven for 15 minutes. Pre-baking the crumble topping makes it taste even more delicious!
While the crumble top is baking, add the 30g butter and 30g demerara sugar to a saucepan and simmer over a low heat until it starts to caramelise. Add in your chunks of cooking apples and cook them for about 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Next add your tablespoons of cinnamon and the blackberries. That’s if you can coax them away from your toddler or child. Evie looked very shocked because she happened across a particularly sour blackberry. She also had a bit of a tantrum when she was told they need to be added to the pan. Reluctantly she let daddy pour them in.
After stirring for another few minutes, pour the fruity mix from the saucepan into a ovenproof dish and add the freshly baked crumble topping. Put the dish in the oven and cook for a further 10 minutes.
Then stand back and admire your freshly cooked, mouth wateringly good, delicious smelling crumble. Most importantly, make sure the blackberry crumble gets your toddlers seal of approval.
Evie loved the crumble. As did the rest of the family as the whole lot was gone in one go! (There were six of us I promise! It wasn’t just Jamie and I sat with a spoon!)
If you need some more toddler food inspiration, check out our scrummy week of toddler lunches. Although I have a feeling you’ll want these for lunch too!
What do you think of our yummy crumble made by little chef Evie? Would you give this ago with your family?