Why is my crumb topping not crumbly?

Often this happens if the crumb topping is over-mixed or if the butter was much too hot. Over-mixing will leave you with a pasty, batter-like mixture rather than the crumbly topping you are aiming for.

How thick should crumble topping be?

First rub together the butter and flour to form a rough crumble. Next, stir in the sugar and spices. Prepare a suitably sized bowl of stewed fruit (the crumble needs to cover the fruit and remain around 2cm thick), then pour the crumble mixture on top of the fruit.

How do I know when my crumble is done?

Bake in the preheated oven for about 45 minutes. The apple layer should be bubbling and the surface of the crumble should be an even medium golden brown. If you are using a shallower, slightly larger baking pan like a 9×9, watch it closely, the crumble may be done in 5 or 10 minutes less time.

Why is my rhubarb crumble soggy?

Why is my rhubarb crumble soggy? There might be a couple of reasons: The rhubarb will start to release its juices as soon as its mixed with the sugar so only mix your fruit right before baking. There’s to much moisture in your fruit.

How do you fix dry crumble topping?

But if you feel your topping is still too dry and crumbly, (even for a crumble,) add a bit more melted butter, a tablespoon at a time.

Why is my apple crisp topping dry?

Why is my apple crisp dry? If your apple crisp is dry, you didn’t use enough butter. Make sure to follow this apple crisp recipe to ensure you’ve got the proper measurements.

Can you make crumble in a food processor?

The ‘rubbing in’ method, in which flour is rubbed into a fat, can be done very quickly in a food processor using the pulse button. It is useful for making crumble topping. -Add the topping mixture to the bowl of the food processor and fit the lid.

Can you put oats in crumble?

Here is a delicious base for your crumbles. Oats gives an incredible crisp, crunchy texture to the topping.

Can you keep crumble mix in the fridge?

As crumble contains butter it should be kept chilled. It keeps perfectly well in the fridge in a lidded container.

What’s the difference between a crumble and a crisp?

A crumble is a dish of baked fresh fruit, with a streusel crumb topping. The topping is usually made with a dreamy combination of butter, flour and sugar, with the option to include nuts. Like a crumble, a crisp is a baked fresh fruit dessert, but the streusel topping is less dense and typically includes oats.

What is the difference between a crisp a crumble and a cobbler?

Cobbler: A fruit dessert made with a top crust of pie dough or biscuit dough but no bottom crust. Crisp/crumble: In Alberta, the terms are mostly interchangeable. Both refer to fruit desserts similar to cobbler but made with a brown sugar streusel topping sometimes containing old-fashioned rolled oats.

Do you cover apple crisp when baking?

It isn’t necessary to cover the apple crisp while it is cooking. If you want a nice, crispy brown layer on the top, then yes, you should cover it.

Should you pre cook rhubarb?

I find that once I precook the rhubarb with the right amount of sugar, and remove any excess liquid, cornflour isn’t necessary. Gently cooking rhubarb avoids it collapsing into a stringy mess. Mature rhubarb plants grown outdoors tend to be green in colour, but taste no less delicious.

Do you peel rhubarb for crumble?

Absolutely not! You should never peel rhubarb.

How long does rhubarb crumble last in the fridge?

4 days The crumble (crisp) will keep in the fridge for up to 4 days and can be reheated in the microwave or oven.

How do you make Jamie Oliver apple crumble?


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/gas 6.
  2. Peel and core the apples, then quarter and chop into 3cm chunks.
  3. Place in a saucepan on a medium heat with 100g of sugar and a few fine gratings of lemon zest.
  4. Pop the lid on and cook for 5 minutes, or until the apples have softened.

Why does my crumble sink?

the batter had swallowed up the entire amount. it turned out the oven was way off and the baking time was too long. the structure of the cake has to set quickly to hold the crumb topping up.

Is Apple Crumble the same as apple crisp?

Like an apple crisp, an apple crumble is a baked fruit dessert with a layer of topping. But unlike the crisp, the crumble topping rarely includes oats or nuts. Instead, a crumble’s topping is more like streusel, made with flour, sugar and butter.

Can you make crumble topping in a mixer?

In a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with Flat Beater, add all-purpose flour, caster sugar and butter. Mix until the butter is mixed in and the batter starts to come together and form clumps. Sprinkle the crumble topping over the fruit.

What tool do you use to mix the crumb topping?

With a pastry cutter.

Using this tool (which looks like a rainbow of little wires, with a handle) cuts butter into the dry ingredients quicker. Pro: Better than your fingers for a larger amount of topping—say, enough for a casserole dish.

How do you make a crumble in a blender?

How to Make a Crumb Topping

Can I use porridge oats instead of rolled oats for crumble?

regular oats vs rolled oats

I usually use the regular porridge oats for the crumble topping, and they give the right amount of crunch, where the rolled oats will adds extra texture to it. It’s definitely a matter of taste here, as both of them work well. And that’s it, yummy, easy, a big winner every single time.

Do you put oats in apple crumble?

Blend the flour and butter in a food processor for a few seconds, until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the oats and the brown sugar and sprinkle over the cooked apples in the pie dish. Transfer to the oven to bake for 30 minutes or until crisp and golden-brown on top.

Are rolled oats the same as porridge oats?

While porridge oats look more uniformly cut and powdered, rolled oats retain their whole-grain shape but in a flattened form. As a result, a difference in texture arises, making porridge oats creamier and nuttier, while rolled oats have a mild flavour with a soft texture.

What can I do with leftover crumb topping?

Bake it, put it on ice cream or use it to garnish a fancy dessert plate. It’s also good for anchoring a quenelle of ice cream in a plated dessert. One minor tweak: I’d stir the crumble halfway through baking so it’s evenly cooked.

How long does crumble topping keep?

The crumble topping should be stored in a freezer-proof airtight container or tightly sealed in a freezer bag. For the best results the topping should be used within 3 months of freezing as beyond that ice crystals can build up in the mixture, which can make it slightly less crisp on baking.

How long does uncooked crumble topping last in fridge?

How long can you keep uncooked crumble in the fridge? Store the uncooked crumble in a covered dish and keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours before cooking or freeze for up to three months.