Crumbles in a Mug {my new favourite cookbook}

January 18, 2017

When in Cornwall a couple of weeks back, Ben and I were browsing around a few seaside shops when I spotted this book. A whole recipe book of crumbles that can be made in a mug in just 3 minutes in a microwave. I had to buy it as crumble is my favourite ever pudding yet I'd never thought of making an individual portion in the microwave. You don't even need to weigh anything, it's all done with tablespoons. Game changing!

Normally I end up spending time prepping a whole bag of fruit making a big one for after a Sunday lunch but then having loads left over the next day. On Mondays, and in the week in general, I'm trying not to eat dessert {and it has been known that I'd finish leftover crumble for breakfast!!} so this seemed like the perfect answer. There were also tonnes of amazing looking recipe combinations I'd never even considered. Pear and gingerbread, or vanilla apple & chocolate. I made one on Sunday and lots of you messaged me asking for the recipe so here it is;

{I was making this for 3 people so I made a batch load in a large bowl first rather than doing them individually. Just scale the recipe up for however many you need}

Raspberry, Apple & White Chocolate mug crumble;
Makes one mug crumble.

1 Apple, peeled, cored and diced
1 tablespoon caster {superfine} sugar
a knob of butter
generous 1/3 cup {50g} raspberries

1 slice of butter 5mm thick/15g
1 tablespoon soft brown sugar
2 heaped tablespoons plain {all purpose} flour
1 tablespoon white chocolate chips
a pinch of salt {optional}

  • In a mug, mix the apple with the sugar and butter.
  • Cover the mug with cling film pierced several times.
  • Cook in the microwave for 1 minute at 800w. Pour off any excess liquid. Add the raspberries and stir again.
  • In a bowl, mix the butter, soft brown sugar, flour, chocolate and salt with your fingertips to form a dough.
  • Crumble it into the mug and cook in the microwave for 1 minute at 800W or 50 seconds at 1000W.
  • Let it cool a little before eating.

I served mine with custard poured on top but you could add ice cream too. Or y'know, both.

I bought the book for the sweet recipes but they have some surprisingly nice sounding savoury ideas too. 

You can find the book here. I'm aiming to make one a week whilst it's still winter! 

R <3 xx 

{n.b. this is not a sponsored post. Just requested by a few of you}.

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  1. This sounds really nice! I might have to give it a try! :D

  2. Oh my goodness this is such a good idea and sounds delicious!

    Rachael xx.


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