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Crumble with self raising fl?

(32 Posts)
tanith Sun 09-Aug-20 11:19:20

I’ve just made a batch with SRflr I always use plain, will it turn out ok? My head was elsewhere when I went in the cupboard.

Rowantree Sun 09-Aug-20 11:20:11


Puzzler61 Sun 09-Aug-20 11:20:42

I think so*tanith*, it may rise a bit while in the oven, and then
drops back down when cool.
I’ve done it when it’s the only flour in the cupboards.

tanith Sun 09-Aug-20 11:24:31

👍👍. Thanks

Mapleleaf Sun 09-Aug-20 11:29:40

It will be fine.

shysal Sun 09-Aug-20 11:30:47

Agree it won't be a problem. Enjoy your crumble.

Puzzler61 Sun 09-Aug-20 11:33:52

To make it crunchy, tip from Mary Berry I have adopted, is to add 2 oz of supermarket brand semolina to an 8oz crumble recipe.

tanith Sun 09-Aug-20 11:35:42

I put Demerara sugar and oats in mine Puzzler61 so crunchy.

BibiSarah Sun 09-Aug-20 11:37:01

It will just be a bit fluffy and still taste delicious.

henetha Sun 09-Aug-20 11:42:21

No problem, i use either.

Nonnie Sun 09-Aug-20 12:33:03

Please let us know

DanniRae Sun 09-Aug-20 13:15:17

I didn't know you were supposed to use plain flour!

( My crumbles are always fine smile)

SiobhanSharpe Sun 09-Aug-20 13:18:32

I think the esteemed Nigella has said she uses SR flour in crumbles as it makes very little difference.
I use whatever I have to hand.

MiniMoon Sun 09-Aug-20 13:21:04

I use either, everybody enjoys it no matter which flour I use.

The recipe in the Be-ro book (my mother's) is:

4 oz SR flour
2 oz margarine
2 oz sugar

Fruit of your choice.

Oopsadaisy3 Sun 09-Aug-20 13:23:14

I opened my sweetie jar that holds my Plain flour and it was full of weevils (urgh,yuk) so had to bin the lot, I used SR flour instead and it was fine, no different than usual.
I use the River Cottage recipe though with oats and ground Almonds in it, so that might make a difference.

Witzend Sun 09-Aug-20 13:41:37

I often have only SR so have used for crumble before - it’ll be fine.
I usually use SR for pastry, too.

merlotgran Sun 09-Aug-20 14:01:00

I have to use gluten free flour so I use whatever I've got.

Today it's half and half gf flour and buckwheat flour, a tablespoon of ground almonds and porridge oats. I'll scatter demerara sugar over the top before popping it in the oven.

lemongrove Sun 09-Aug-20 14:27:09

I always use SR flour for crumble, with butter and Demerara sugar.

timetogo2016 Sun 09-Aug-20 14:29:45

I also put oats in and Weetabix and use any flour at hand.

TwiceAsNice Sun 09-Aug-20 14:32:03

Have always used SR flour rarely use plain for anything

Puzzler61 Sun 09-Aug-20 14:53:38

Urgh OOps we have a few variations on here that I will try,
But .......
definitely not weevils! 😮

I found some once in a bag of flour after a warm spell - they were actually still moving.

Callistemon Sun 09-Aug-20 14:55:54

Oh! Are you supposed to use plain?

GF flour is not always easy to use but it does make good crumbles and biscuits.

DanniRae Sun 09-Aug-20 15:08:52

I keep my flour in the fridge after finding weevils in some a while ago!

ginny Sun 09-Aug-20 16:46:42

Nearly always use SR , not had any complaints
Personally. I like GF flour for crumble.

Oopsadaisy3 Sun 09-Aug-20 17:42:45

Puzzler my weevils were very active, hundreds of the little b*****s.

My sweet jars are too tall to put into the fridge but maybe on top of the boiler in the kitchen isn’t the best place for them!