So, why the name apple crumble and custard? I was looking for a good name for a general blog website. I had lots of excellent, original, and so I thought, clever ideas. Unfortunately, when I investigated registering them I found without exception that the .com version had already been taken, though often for sale and without an actual associated website. From this I concluded that perhaps my ideas were not that clever, and certainly not original.
I changed my thinking then from looking for a good website name to just something that was good. The first thing that occurred to me was apple crumble and custard, beloved by the whole family. This being unsurpassed in the pudding arena I stopped my search immediately and bought the name.
There is only one really critical factor to get right in a crumble and that is the crumble itself. When you have the right proportions of ingredients and have mastered the art of rubbing the butter into the flour then success is guaranteed. I reproduce the recipe I use below, this is from the excellent Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery Course book.
With the crumble sorted the fruity bit is generally based around the trusty bramley apple with other stuff, usually blackberries, thrown in. Add a bit of sugar if you like depending on the sweetness of your tooth. How much you cook the fruit before compiling the crumble is again according to taste and whether you like crunchy bits of fruit in your crumble, or more of a dollopy mixture.
This is a pudding truly worthy of having a website named in its honour.