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Apple, Plum and Ginger Crumble

Ah, the great British crumble. The things we English would do for that warm, buttery bowl of soft fruity deliciousness. I have it on good authority that the crumble tradition began during the second world war. During times of killjoy rationing, people couldn’t scrimp together enough ingredients to make the pastry for a pie, and so instead they crumbled together a little flour, sugar and margarine to sprinkle over the filling. Being poor brings out intense comfort food creation skills in the best of us. My recipe is a little different than the keep-calm-and-carry-on-ers, but this is because it’s now 2014 and you can buy stem ginger at Sainsbury’s. It goes wonderfully with a big dollop of custard, if you can make your own you’re a braver soul than I, Ambrosia from the corner shop for me. for the filling: 6 apples 4 plums 3 tbsps chopped stem ginger               2 tsps flour a generous shake of cinnamon 50g caster sugar for the crumble: 200g plain flour 50g demerera …