|Topping the Blackberry Mixture|
Ingredients (Serves 6)
2 tablespoons flour
1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup butter, direct from refrigerator, cut into small pieces
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
pinch of salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, optional
Wash the berries and drain. Gently stir with the flour and sugar. Set aside.
In medium bowl, mix together the topping ingredients except for the nuts coating the butter pieces very well. Using a hard bladed (not wire) pastry blender/knife, cut the butter into the dry ingredients until it forms small pieces. You can also pulse in a food processor if you prefer. Stir in the chopped walnuts if using. If using whole walnuts as I often have on hand, simply use the pastry blender to chop the walnuts right into the topping mixture until they are at the size you prefer.
|Blackberry Crumble Fresh from the Oven|