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Baking is a great way to someone’s heart and here at the farmyard we teach we teach the skill of making a traditional loaf of brown bread. This time of year the autumn hedgerows of the farm provide the wonderful seasonal ingredients. Blackberries are a great addition to the classic apple crumble and give the dish a real autumnal feel. Check out our recipe below.



  • 100g Plain Flour
  • 40g Porridge oats
  • 60g Caster Sugar
  • 75g Butter
  • 50g Chopped Almonds (optional)


  • 120g Blackberries
  • 300g Apples
  • Sugar, to sweeten


  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Place the flour, sugar and oats into a bowl.
  2. Add butter and rub into the dry ingredients with tips of fingers to form a crumble and then stir in the chopped almonds, if using.
  3. Mix the blackberries and apples together and place in an ovenproof dish.
  4. Spread crumble over the fruit, then bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Serve hot with your choice of custard, cream or ice cream.


Tip: If the apples are cooking apples and not sweet eating apples it’s good to stew them a little first to take the bite out of them

To Stew Apples

  1. Peel, core and roughly chop apples.
  2. Place in a saucepan with a 30g butter and 30g of sugar and over a low heat; stir occasionally until apples are softened.


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