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Bumbleberry & Almond Crumble



 
All of the warm weather this summer has meant that our soft fruit is ripening much quicker than it has in summer's gone by.  I find myself most days with a handful of this and a handful of that, all needing to be used or frozen today, but not enough of any one this to make a whole dessert with or even jam. That's what happens when you only have a few bushes of this or that. We have our own strawberries (only a very few left of those), raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, oh and black currants.There really is no such thing as a bumble berry . . . it's basically a name you give to a pie or dessert which has been created using at least three different berries . . . all "bumbled" together, and so it was with this Bumbleberry & Almond Cobbler.  
Today I used a mix of blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries.  These get mixed together in a buttered baking dish along with some sugar and cornflour. I use a mix of both white and brown sugars. You could also add a bit of lemon juice and zest if you wanted to.
 
You cover the dish with some foil and then bang it into a moderate to hot oven for about 45 minutes  . . .  stirring them once or twice during the bake time. You could also do this in the microwave if you wanted to and didn't want to have your oven on for that long. 
 
At the end of that time the fruit juices should be released and it should be starting to thicken a bit.  Its important to...
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