British Food | Peach Crumble

It’s no secret that I have a sweet tooth. As a sort of tribute to my love of all things British, I thought I’d try baking something quintessentially British. Apple crumble came to mind almost immediately… only I did not have apples. So instead, I googled ‘Peach Crumble’ and voilà, I was redirected to Nigella Lawson’s website (, where I found this amazing recipe (even though it ain’t hers).

Didn’t it look gorgeous? I was pleased as punch!

Here’s the recipe I used. I hope you enjoy it! It is certainly delicious! Oh-so tasty!


Peach filling:

  • 6 cups peeled, pitted and sliced peaches (in the winter can use 2 pounds frozen thawed peaches)
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • Pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter

Crumble topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 Tbs. unsalted butter, cold and cut into small cubes
  • 3 Tbs. light brown sugar
  • 3 Tbs. sugar


Serves: 0

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Put the flour in a bowl with the baking powder and salt. Add the cold cubes of butter and, using the tips of your fingers—index and middle flutteringly stroking the fleshy pads of your thumbs—rub it into the flour. Stop when you have a mixture that resembles oatmeal.
  3. Stir in the sugars. Place in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. To make the filling, place the peaches in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the lemon juice and toss to coat well.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, salt and nutmeg. Add to the peaches and toss to combine.
  6. Pile the fruit mixture into a 4-cup deep pie pan and dot with bits of the butter.
  7. Take the crumble mixture and cover the peaches with it. Place on a baking sheet in the oven. Cook in the preheated oven for 25 – 35 minutes. Eat at whatever temperature you prefer, although it’s nice if it can have 15 minutes to stand out of the oven to cool down a bit.

About musingsofananglophile

Fran. 20. Anglophile. Daydreamer. English Literature Student.

Posted on August 16, 2012, in Food, Lifestyle and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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