Plum Crumble microwave or oven, as you please

After finding a plum-tree with just a few plums on we decided to keep a few for this rather tasty crumble.

Did you ever play this game;

Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggarman, thief.

Lady, baby, gypsy, queen, elephant, monkey, tangerine.

It’s where you count the fruit stones as you eat your share of the crumble. If you have say four stones you become a sailor queen or with five stones, a rich elephant. Well that’s how we play. There isn’t a winner just a laugh as you eat your pudding. If you want to tell fortunes with them you can read about it here

So anyway, back to the fruit crumble. A simple recipe with easy ingredients to throw together in an instant.

microwave plum crumble

1 or two handfuls of plums or frut of some kind mixed with a tablespoon of sugar (depending on the sharpness of the fruit really), placed in a microwavable bowl. I use my guess the weight method. Usually the mix is half butter to flour with a bit of sugar to sweeten it. This, I agree doesn’t make much sense to the average cook so here are the proper weights.

6 oz flour, supposed to be plain but I have used self raising without any prob so whatever is in the cupboard

3 oz butter

2 oz sugar

Rub the flour and butter together until they look like breadcrumbs. Mix the sugar through. Place on top of the fruit. Press down lightly then ruffle the top with your fingertips.

Bake for 20-30 minutes.  180 °C / 350 °F / Gas 4.  or until top is lightly brown and fruit juice is bubbling up through the crumble.

Or you can put it in the microwave on full power for about 4-5 mins. Which makes for a very quick pud but obviously isn’t as crispy or brown.

microwave plum crumble

Pour custard over and eat up. Mind the pips you don’t want to miss out on being a lady thief (pudding stealer!) in the game above!

Before I leave you all for today I want to say HAPPY 70th BIRTHDAY MUM for your special day last week. Sorry it’s late on here but since we were with you I don’t suppose it would matter 😀 Hope you had a fantastic day, love from all of us here in Wales. XXX

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