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Topic # 190826 13-Jan-2016 21:04
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What happened to crumble deserts when they made the trip down here to NZ from the UK ?  The crumble part seems to have turned from sugar, flour and butter into just a pouring of porridge oats and seeds ?

Just grumbling because I ordered an apple crumble and got something that looks like I should pour on yoghurt and have it for breakfast! :-)

This is crumble!

This is NOT crumble!





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  Reply # 1470367 13-Jan-2016 21:08
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My mum (who has never lived in the UK) makes the "correct" kind. I have seen the porridge sort though, and while I don't hate it, it's also not my favourite. No idea where it came from!

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  Reply # 1470368 13-Jan-2016 21:08
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most crumble I have seen (in NZ) resembles your first picture - so I'd say you just got unlucky.
I'm sure the oat based crumble is much more healthy though.

edit: actually, according to wikipedia, the addition of oats was something done in Britain during WWII due to the rationing of flour and butter.

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  Reply # 1470381 13-Jan-2016 21:27
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I like both types. The correct one is more traditional here. The other is relatively new to me.

I have seen the correct one made with larger qtys of oats here and there over the years so I think it just evolved to near 9x% with additional ingredients to make it more healthy treat.

The 'new' type is faster to make and suited to cafe style.

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  Reply # 1470389 13-Jan-2016 21:32
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That recipe also contains a full bunch of rhubarb and zero sugar. It'd be mouthpuckering to say the least. Think it's fair to say the author was going for healthiness over taste...

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  Reply # 1470391 13-Jan-2016 21:35
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gzt: The 'new' type is faster to make and suited to cafe style.


This.

If I make it at home it's generally a quick dessert to use up excess apples. The oats recipe is basically zero prep.

I do prefer the original one though.

The supermarket ones are a mixed bag but usually more traditional.

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  Reply # 1470399 13-Jan-2016 21:43
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allio: That recipe also contains a full bunch of rhubarb and zero sugar. It'd be mouthpuckering to say the least. Think it's fair to say the author was going for healthiness over taste...

Pears are very sweet + dates + and coconut also sweetens it. Serve with ice cream for the sweetener.

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  Reply # 1470403 13-Jan-2016 21:48
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I think the oat version (which I dislike) is a 'new and trendy cafe-style' sort of nonsense.

Give me the sweet stodgy sort any day - preferably with as little fruit attached as possible!!





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  Reply # 1470406 13-Jan-2016 21:54
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I just now noticed the 2nd recipe does not contain any oats. The picture looks like it has tho.

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  Reply # 1470407 13-Jan-2016 21:55
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Geektastic: 'new and trendy cafe-style' sort of nonsense.

Don't get me started! I bought a "bacon and egg pie" at a cafe once and ended up with a pie full of pumpkin and green stuff. It had maybe two tiny squares of bacon and I'm not sure whether there was actually any egg in there at all...

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  Reply # 1470422 13-Jan-2016 22:00
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Wrong pie surely.

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  Reply # 1470424 13-Jan-2016 22:03
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Nope. I saw the same thing in the display case a week or so later so it wasn't a one-off, but rather some "cafe style" thing. I did not order it again :P

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  Reply # 1470462 13-Jan-2016 22:49
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Perhaps cooking food in many different ways and adapting different ingredients is a good thing. If you don't like it then don't eat it, your crumble recipe is just, like, your opinion man.

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  Reply # 1470496 14-Jan-2016 06:20
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Mark: What happened to crumble deserts when they made the trip down here to NZ from the UK ?  The crumble part seems to have turned from sugar, flour and butter into just a pouring of porridge oats and seeds ?

Just grumbling because I ordered an apple crumble and got something that looks like I should pour on yoghurt and have it for breakfast! :-)

This is crumble!

This is NOT crumble!


Totally agree. We make it the 'old' way. 




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  Reply # 1470497 14-Jan-2016 06:22
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I do like oats in my crumble, but not as a replacement for correct crumble.

As for bacon and egg pie, it needs to be more bacon and egg than anything else, I don't mind some potato and onion in it but not as the majority of the fitting.

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  Reply # 1470500 14-Jan-2016 06:31
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1/3 flour
1/3 brown sugar
1/3 oats
Rub in some butter and the jobs done.

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