Simple Recipe using Local Foraging Bounty
Combining my Hazelnuts (Cobnuts) and Berries into a DessertOver the past couple months I was lucky enough to find quite a few wild blackberries, black raspberries, and hazelnuts (a.k.a. filberts or cobnuts) growing nearby here in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom — along walking trails, bike trails, and other public areas. I have written about each component recently including:
- how to harvest, prepare, and toast hazelnuts,
- recipe for how to make a Nutella (brand) type cocoa / hazelnut butter,
- simple recipe for plain hazelnut butter, and
- easy blackberry / raspberry cook and freeze recipe.
Recipe, Directions, IngredientsAlthough I have written and published formal gluten-free dessert recipe cookbooks, where each recipe includes the exact ingredient measurements used, I rarely go to such lengths when baking for myself — instead, I simply measure "by sight". This recipe for a simple, natural, blackberry-hazelnut crumble is one where measuring the ingredients is rather overkill (in my opinion) since much of it can be done to "personal preference" or "to taste". Some people will like more sugar added (I tend to prefer more tartness in this dish than may be average) and others may not like the taste of cinnamon, so simply go with your gut-feel on alterations and it will probably be fine.
|Gluten-Free Recipe Ingredients - Berries layer, GF Oats, Filberts, Cinnamon
As shown in the first picture (above), I have simply used a rectangular Pyrex (oven safe glass) dish to layer the following ingredients into:
- some of my pre-cooked blackberries (or black raspberries) that I added a bit of lemon juice (or a few drops of lemon oil), a small bit of vanilla, and some muscovado sugar (dark brown sugar) to
- some gluten-free oats or gluten-free oat muesli (I used Nairn's Gluten-Free Oat Muesli, which I have actually been OK with and which I plan to review later)
- a sprinkle of ground cinnamon
- a few of my toasted hazelnuts
- a slight sprinkling of additional muscovado sugar on top
- read next paragraphs for additional thoughts on altering this a bit...
|The finished product: baked, warm, and ready for eating!
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