So I have something to let you all in on...I don't have an oven! I did, back in April, and then the element blew and since then everything has all been a bit of a roller coaster and it just hasn't been top of the to do list. Don't get me wrong, I massively thought it would be, and then it sort of became a bit of a challenge in myself to see how long I could last.
To be honest I think it has been good for us. Instead of popping something in the oven for dinner I've been cooking a lot more fresh food on the hob and grill. I miss being able to bake, make bread and home made pizza. I've found that I can make flat bread on the grill, we make fudge and on the hob treats instead of baked goods, and I do still have a microwave.
I've never really been one for using a microwave instead of to reheat things, and defrost.
But the other week I thought I would try a crumble. This was inspired by the fact that G found a recipe for microwave brownie and it really worked.
Sure Microwave crumble doesn't go crispy on the top, but if you think of it as a different thing then it actually works! Last night we had homegrown pear and blackberry crumble! Yum!
(all are rough as I tend not to measure with crumble)
4 tbsp plain flour
4 tbsp rolled oats
2 tbsp grape nuts (optional)
4tbsp caster sugar
1tsp baking powder
4 medium pears (pealed, cored and chopped)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Dark Brown Sugar
- Heat fruit, vanilla extract and sugar in microwave until fruit starts to soften.
- In a separate bowl rub the butter into the flour.
- To this add oats, grape nuts, sugar, baking powder
- Mix all this together
- Add to the top of the fruit
- Microwave for 2 minutes
- Check and the depending on the heat of your microwave heat for another 1-2 minutes.