I love fruit, always have. And that is my mom’s fault – she had trouble feeding me when I was little, since I did not like savory food. So she would set a few “traps” for me around the house: small plates with chopped fruit. Apples, pears, grapes, watermelon – you name it. Then I would eat the fruit portions as I played near them. Mom was a smart woman - and patient as hell, I’ll say. :D
If you, like me, love fruit too, this is a great dessert to try. And even if you don’t like it as much, the sweet and crunchy coconut topping serves as a pretty good disguise.
Plum and coconut crumble
adapted from Donna Hay magazine
35g all purpose flour
75g desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons caster sugar
40g unsalted butter, softened
4 small plums, stoned and chopped
1 large apple, peeled, cored and chopped
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF. Place the flour, coconut and caster sugar in a bowl and mix to combine. Add the butter and use your fingertips to rub it into the flour mixture. Set aside.
Place the plums, apple and brown sugar in a bowl and toss to combine. Spoon into 2 x 1-cup capacity ovenproof dishes. Top with the crumble mixture and bake for 30 minutes or until golden.