Recipe: Easy Last Minute Peach Crumble

This was my saviour last night and my first crumble of the season, well we are well into the first week of September after all. This is an easy recipe for peach crumble which can be knocked up last minute and takes only 40 mins to prepare and bake, great if you get any unexpected visitors. With this recipe you also get extra crumble mix which can be stored in the fridge for a later date, or a later late night sweet fix.

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You will need:

  • 3 ripe Peaches/ Nectarines
  • 2 tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 60g Sugar
  • 50g Butter (at room temperature)

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Method:

  1. De-stone and slice your peaches and mix with the maple syrup in a shallow oven proof dish.
  2. Place in a preheated oven at 200 degrees and bake for 20 mins.
  3. While the peaches are baking away, in a bowl rub together the flour, sugar and butter using your fingers. Carry on until the mixture forms crumbs, you’ll just know when it’s ready.
  4. Once the peaches have baked for 20 mins and top with your crumble mix, you’ll need to use about half of what you have made. Put the other half in a food bag and store in your fridge until the crumble cravings hit again.
  5. Bake for a further 15-20 mins until the crumble is golden brown and the fruit mix ifs bubbling through. Enjoy.
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Recipe: Maple Roasted Belly Pork

This great mid-week dinner is tasty, simple and cooks in about an hour and is a real treat. Belly Pork is a very versatile cut and takes on sweet flavours well, for this I decided to use Maple Syrup to roast the pork in which caramelises during cooking making to pork lovely and sticky. I made this a ‘one pot’ (or tray) tray bake and threw in some sweet potato, leeks and red onion. These cooked well with the meat and took on the flavour of the pork and the maple well and complimented the pork great.

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You will need:

  • 400- 500g Belly Pork Slices
  • 3 large Sweet Potatoes in large dices
  • 1 Leek sliced
  • 1 Red Onion sliced
  • Salt and Pepper to Season
  • 3 tablespoons of Maple Syrup

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Method:

  1. In a preheated oven at 220 degrees season you belly pork slices and roast in a large baking tray for 20 mins.
  2. Turn the oven temperature down to 180 degrees, take your pork out of the oven and add the sweet potato to the tray with the pork and drizzle over the maple syrup.
  3. Return to the oven and roast for 20 mins.
  4. Add the onion and leek and return to the oven, turn the oven back up to 220 degrees and cook for a further 20 mins basting the pork throughout until its caramelised and sticky.

Enjoy, serve with Apple Sauce or Caramelised Onion Chutney to add extra sweetness.