Apple & Blackberry Crumble

My late summer foraging gained me over a kilo of blackberries that are slowly being depleted from their freezer home as crumble and porridge season begins. I like my crumble with tart fruit to counter the sweet and crunchy oaty topping but feel free to add more sugar to taste if you prefer it sweeter. The blackberries can be swapped for raspberries or frozen summer berries.

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Strawberry Daiquiri Pavlova

I came across this Sarah Randell recipe for Strawberry Daiquiri Pavlova in the June issue of Sainsbury’s Magazine and being a huge fan of rum and pavlova knew I had to give this a go. Having always been daunted by making meringue I decided to bite the bullet a few weeks ago and I’m so glad I did. This dessert is what dreams are made of! The addition of vinegar gives the meringue a cloud like centre and the lime juice and zest cut through the sweetness leaving you with a perfect boozy BBQ show stopper. And what’s better, you can make the meringue and store it in an airtight container for a few days before needed.

My friend and awesome instagrammer Natalie hosted an Instagrammers London BBQ at the weekend so I took my chance to make this again and offered to bring along dessert. I can see this becoming a regular fixture in my baking repertoire so simple to make but so delicious.

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