Zelda loves the Newlyn artists. Elizabeth Forbes lived and painted in the town from 1885 until her untimely death in 1912.
Her catalogue of work includes the marvellous School Is Out (if ever a picture told a story)
and the very lovely Blackberry Gatherers which is so evocative of the Cornish landscape.
It seems fitting, therefore, to share one of these little treats with her. They are perfect for picnics.
INDIVIDUAL BLACKBERRY AND APPLE CRUMBLES
Makes 2 but can easily be multiplied
For the topping
60g butter, chilled
120g plain flour
Pinch of cinnamon
35g soft brown sugar
For the filling
1 small cooking apple
1tbsp brown sugar
1tbsp caster sugar
1tsp plain flour
Heat oven to Gas 6/ 200°C/ 390°F
Make the topping:
Cut the butter into small cubes and add to the flour.
Mix together with the tips of your fingers until combined.
Then stir in the sugar and cinnamon.
Set aside while you prepare the filling.
Make the filling:
Peel and core the apple. Cut into smallish slices and place in a bowl.
Mix with the blackberries.
Add the sugars and flours.
Place in two small ovenproof dishes on a baking tray.
Top with the crumble mixture.
Place in the oven for about 15 minutes until the top browns slightly and the mixture starts to bubble through.
Serve in the bowl with custard or cream.