This is my foraging ‘teehee’ face, if you hadn’t noticed. There are a couple of classic solutions to a glut of foraged items in the countryside handbook… one is to make jam, and the other is crumble.
And a glut indeed… look at our wonderful spoils from this weekend! Blackberries have just started to ripen (only when we’re further afield than the Rollrights, as it’s very high up here so they’re nowhere near ripe yet!), so we stopped in a couple of places (by a road, and in a churchyard!) to pick those. The apples come from a heavily laden apple tree in our front drive – we’re currently pondering what to do when they all start to ripen at once… cider perhaps?
Then make your crumble topping! Here are Delia’s measurements… you simply crumble these together lightly with your fingertips and then sprinkle over the mixture as I’m doing in the image below. Or buy a packet of crumble topping if you’re feeling lazy. I won’t judge you.