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Farnsworth
« on: May 17, 2011 10:03:06 PM »



Ever since hearing the sad news that Brian Jacques, author of the wonderful children's series Redwall, had passed away, I have been wanting to do a series of commemorative recipes based on his books. Unfortunately, I have been very busy with school, so I am just now getting to it. But I loved these books as a child, and still love them, and wanted to do something in Mr. Jacques' honor, however small.

It seemed like every time someone I knew talked about the Redwall books, they would invariably tell me how hungry the books made them, as they are full of wonderful feast descriptions. So what better way to remember then by making food inspired by the books?

The first recipe I did was blackberry-apple crumble. It is delicious, whether you have read these books or not.

For more pictures and the (longer) story behind this project, see my blog post here: http://freethoseradicals.blogspot.com/2011/05/redwall-inspired-blackberry-apple.html

Blackberry-Apple Crumble
Crumb topping:
c wheat flour
c rolled oats
c brown sugar
1 stick of butter

fruit:
3 chopped apples
12 oz blackberries
2 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp granulated sugar

Toss together the chopped apples, cornstarch, and granulated sugar. Let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. Put apples into a baking dish, and mix in blackberries. (Alternatively, if you don't care if your berries get somewhat squished, mix apples and berries together at the beginning of this step.)

Meanwhile, blend together oats, flour, sugar, and cold butter with a pastry blender until the mixture forms pea-sized crumbs. Chill in the fridge for ~10 minutes.
Spread the topping evenly over the fruit. Bake at 375 for ~45 minutes



This is almost everything you will need.



Crumbles are humble-looking. But tasty.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2011 10:35:03 PM »

This sounds delicious!  Might have to try whipping one up soon! Grin
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2011 11:49:23 PM »

I'm definitely making this because I have some apples in my refrigerator that need to go!
Looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!
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« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011 09:58:51 AM »

I'm definitely making this because I have some apples in my refrigerator that need to go!
Looks so good! Thanks for the recipe!

You're welcome! If you don't have berries, you can totally make this as just an apple crumble, just use four apples.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011 01:20:32 PM »

It saddens me greatly to hear of Mr. Jacques' passing as this is the first I've heard of it. Such a wonderful idea to create recipes in his honor! This recipe sounds delightful and I look forward to seeing your others!

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I checked out your blog. Yummy looking stuff. ^_^
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2011 07:25:57 PM »

It saddens me greatly to hear of Mr. Jacques' passing as this is the first I've heard of it. Such a wonderful idea to create recipes in his honor! This recipe sounds delightful and I look forward to seeing your others!

~ETA~

I checked out your blog. Yummy looking stuff. ^_^

I'm sorry you had to hear about his passing through this post, but I'm glad you also like the idea of commemorative recipes. I also really appreciate you visiting my blog! Thanks for commenting.
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« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2011 10:20:04 AM »

I made this for a potluck, and it was devoured.  Just set a tub of cool whip next to it and washed the pan afterwards. Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2011 08:43:29 PM »

I made this for a potluck, and it was devoured.  Just set a tub of cool whip next to it and washed the pan afterwards. Grin

Awesome! It is nice to hear that the recipe worked out well for you Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2011 04:47:04 PM »

I always loved those books. I anticipate your other recipes also as this looks and sounds delicious!  great job. Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2011 08:55:50 PM »

I always loved those books. I anticipate your other recipes also as this looks and sounds delicious!  great job. Smiley

Thanks! I have a couple other recipes I am working on, but I am still tweaking them!
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