You know, I never really understood the whole peanut butter and jelly thing. It just didn’t really seem like two things that would go together. Maybe it had something to do with the fact that being allergic to nuts meant that I had no idea what peanut butter was like. Or because being in England, I had a completely different idea about what jelly was. It took me a while to realise the whole thing was actually about jam! But since making my own free from butter, I’m obsessed with this strange combo!
I don’t know why, but lately I’ve been seriously craving a crumble. A crunchy oat topping piled on top of a deliciously sweet fruit puree, baked until golden brown and perfectly crisp.
But I wasn’t into the traditional crumble idea. Sugar and pastry, and a whole heap of butter placed on top of some apple chunks. I wanted to make something that was more ‘me’. That was more something that I was likely to eat, and more importantly, that I could eat!! I was dreaming of a crunchy granola style topping; thick, clustered and deliciously moreish. Atop some slightly spiced homemade compote. Think of it as a Rosie take on an all-time favourite and classic bake.