Wild blackberries are ripe for the picking all over the place right now. Locally they’re known as brambles. Ben went for a walk yesterday along the river and came home with several cups of them.
I turned them into blackberry crumble.
This crumble was particularly delicious because I did something different. Crumble is just fruit with a topping of oats, flour, sugar, spice, and butter or oil. Instead of using butter or oil I used two tablespoons of almond butter. This made it healthier because oils and butters are processed and best avoided. The almond butter also added a nice nutty flavour. I will be doing this for all my crumbles going forward. Maybe I’ll replace the sugar with date syrup next and it’ll be even healthier.
And here’s Victoria surveying her estate.