Lola and Finn's Mum

Lola and Finn's Mum

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Cooking like a Star - Strawberry and Almond Crumble a la Nigella

Strawberries. I do love them, and for some reason the garden has, this year, produced loads! Seems to me that snow in April and the coldest Spring in general for many a year is good for strawbs! Some of them have been luscious, gigantic ruby like jewels hanging heavy, others have been less alluring to look at, but certainly pack a beautifully sweet summer flavour, better than anything I have tasted at the supermarket, where all their strawberries tend to look alike and taste like squidgy cotton wool. Anyway, I used some of the less handsome looking strawberries in this gorgeous Nigella crumble, which was a total hit. If there was a way of making strawberries taste even better, then this could be it, and I think as Nigella says, it might also work wonders on those beautiful but insipid things you get off the supermarket shelf... maybe.
August is the month of Nigella Lawson on the 'Cook Like a Star' blog hop, hosted by Zoe at Bake for Happy Kids, Joyce from Kitchen Flavours and Anuja from Simple Baking. Hopefully this recipe will be a pleasing addition to an already growing and delicious list.
Strawberry and Almond Crumble, taken from 'Kitchen' by Nigella Lawson
My adaptions in red
Serves Lola, Finn, Mum, Dad and one other


500 grams strawberries (hulled)
50 grams caster sugar
25 grams ground almonds
4 teaspoons vanilla extract

for the topping:

110 grams plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
75 grams cold butter (diced)
100 grams flaked almonds (I used ground almonds)
75 grams Demerara sugar (I used light brown sugar)
double cream (to serve)
Actually some of these strawberries look mighty fine! The dodgy ones must be on the bottom!!


  1. Stella, your strawberry crumble looks refreshingly yums and easy to do! Good job :)

  2. This looks and sounds delicious! Serving this with vanilla ice cream sounds heavenly!
    I'm so envious of your own homegrown strawberries! :)
    Thank you for linking!

  3. Hi Stella,

    The strawberries appearing in all your pictures do look very pumpy, red and delicious... Making them into almond crumble sounds extra yummy.

    We are getting more and more strawberries these days which indicates signs of arriving Spring at down-under... Oh! I can't wait :D


  4. super duper DELISH!! was eye-ing this recipe!!


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