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The Cookery Book - Bonfire Night Berry Crumble

Lifestyle & Health

Hannah Bardsley - 7Dnews London

Fri, 02 Nov 2018 10:54 GMT

‘Remember, remember the 5th of November.’ Bonfire night is almost here. Bang and whoosh go the fireworks, as the bright colours of the bonfire crackle and pop, and the Guy is slowly consumed in flames.

Whether you are just attending your local firework display, or setting off some fireworks of your own, or even having a bonfire in your back yard, it’s a time for getting together and huddling in the cold. But once the fire has burnt out and the fireworks are finished it is time to retreat back into the warmth of your home. Maybe you are with a large group of friends and family, or maybe you are just heading back on your own. Whatever the plan, it is the perfect time to eat something warm and filling. 

What could be more perfect than a warm crumble? Prepare it earlier and then pop it in the oven the moment you get home. By the time you are warm and relaxed it will be ready to eat. 

This rich bonfire crumble is a fantastic mix of sharp and rich. A decadent dark chocolate sauce contrasts with the tang of the berries. Serve with vanilla ice cream to add a little more sweetness. 


Crumble Topping

1 cup of all purpose flour

½ cup of butter

2 tbsps of caster sugar

1 tsp of cinnamon

Crumble Filling 

2 cups of frozen mixed berries

2 tbsps of honey

2 tbsps of butter

2 tbsps of cocoa powder


Preheat the oven to 180 C fan forced. 

Sift the flour into a medium sized bowl, stir in the sugar. Cut the butter into cubes and drop into the flour. Use your fingers to lightly feather the butter into the dry mixture until it resembles crumbs. Stir in the cinnamon with a knife. 

Pour the frozen mixed berries into a 30cm pie dish.

Place the 2 tbsps butter into a small microwaveable bowl, add in the honey and cocoa powder. Microwave at 10 second intervals, stir in between until the mixture is fully combined and a smooth consistency. Pour over the berries. 

Evenly distribute the crumble over the mixture and over the berries. Place in the oven and cook for 40 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown. 

Serve warm.

[Key: Tbsp = tablespoon, Tsp = teaspoon]