Saturday, 19 July 2014

Summer Crumble in a Mug

 I'm quite excited for this post because here's a mini recipe that I actually came up with myself! A trend in recent times has been the 'mug cake' which, if you're not already aware, is a super quick and easy cake batter which you make in a mug, then microwave for a couple of minutes. Quick and easy is right, but I've tried a few different recipes including ones for chocolate cake, vanilla cake, brownies and chocolate chip cookies, and I'm never satisfied with the results. I've decided that it's pointless, and if you want a piece of cake you're better off making a whole one to share with your family.

 Having said that, last summer I got into making crumbles. I love every kind of fruit crumble out there. I'm not sure what exactly it is about them. Maybe their sweet juicy fruits, or maybe the gooey bit of the actual crumble topping that's been saturated with fruit juices. Either way, they're such a summer food that I just think about all the time (okay maybe not all the time but I do love them). So, when you love a food dearly, what should you do? I'd say be selfish and keep it all for yourself. Not going to lie, there's a 'secret' location in my room where I like to store chocolate and any other treats that I happen upon.

 So, I've come up with a really simple recipe for summer berry crumble in a mug! Yay! I could seriously let myself go and just make like four of these all for myself. When I say simple I really do mean it. It's not like 'hey! Try our delicious cake recipe! All you'll need are these special flavoured sugars from Bremen and special Guatemalan chrysophyllum tree butter!' Literally. You'll be able to find these ingredients pretty easily. The one downside to the recipe is that you're just simply not going to get a crispy top on it. The fault of microwaves! Anyway, here she is;

About a handful of berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)
1 teaspoon sugar
1 extremely heaped tablespoon all purpose/plain flour
3/4 tablespoon sugar
1/2 tablespoon butter (cold)

1. Put your berries in a mug or microwaveable glass and stir in the 1 teaspoon of sugar.
2. In a separate mug or bowl, stir together the flour and sugar.
3. Add in the butter to the dry ingredients, making sure to either rub in with your fingers or mash in with a metal spoon. The idea here is to make the crumble layer as powdery looking as possible. Rub in until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
4. Pour this mixture over the berries and flatten out.
5. Microwave on high for 45 seconds until the crumbly top has pulled away from the sides.

Tadah! Sorry about the slightly weird measurements but whatever; it's tasty! Add more sugar to the fruit if it's naturally sour. Oh yeah and you should probably leave it to cool for a minute so you don't burn your tongue. I hope you try it out and enjoy it! If you do, tell me how it turned out.

What's your favourite summer treat?

Anna x


  1. this looks so good! and for once in my life we might actually have all the ingredients! (because you're so right, I swear they want like dragon's blood and the tears of an angel in all the Pinterest recipes)

  2. This sounds delicious. I'll have to try it!

  3. Mmmmmmmmmmmm this looks soooooo good!

    Definitely a perfect summer recipe!

    Amy // The Blog Hermit

  4. YUM! This looks awesome - love your style of pics:)

  5. This looks amazing, I'm so jealous.

    xx Mackenzie


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