Have you noticed lately that when you reach the end of a cereal packet, the crumbs left at the bottom have increased in volume? I have noticed this particularly with packets of Special K - in fact so much is left that instead of throwing it away I've now taken to saving it and using it in a fruit crumble.
This was the latest amount of cereal remaining in the packet - which weighed 3 ounces!
Yesterday, I discovered three pears in the drawer in the fridge which were past their best for eating, but were perfect, once peeled, for cooking, so together with a small packet of blueberries and some frozen raspberries a couple of tablespoons of golden caster sugar they went into a dish.
I whizzed up the Special K crumbs and added some rolled oats - scattered this over the fruit, another tablespoon of the sugar and baked it in the oven at 160c for approximately thirty minutes.
|Oops - forgot to photograph before dishing up ......... again!|
It's a particularly quick and easy dessert - and tastes wonderful. I've made this with all kinds of different fruits that happen to be sitting around and particularly love it made with a mixture of soft fruits that I buy frozen from the local farm shop.