Celebrate World Baking Day

17th of May is World Baking Day and certainly by the looks of the spaces on the supermarket shelves many people are taking the opportunity of lockdown to get baking.

If you haven’t baked before one of the easiest things to cook is a fruit crumble.

For those who have a garden, rhubarb is an excellent crop to grow and is especially good just now. (By the way it is also good in a curry)


All kinds of fruit can be used in a crumble and it’s a great way to use up any that might be lingering in the fruit bowl and past its best. The bags of frozen fruit are also good to buy.

The crumble topping can be made with what you have in your cupboard – you can use a wide variety of ingredients: flour, oats, crushed biscuits etc

The Orkney News has lots of excellent recipes which are easy to follow and many have a helpful video. At the top of the page is a recipe tab so you can click on that and scroll down the list or use the search button and type in what you are looking for.

Here is a recipe from Helen Armet for Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble

  • 4 large apples cored peeled and sliced or fruit of your choice.
  • 150g of Plain Flour
  • 100g of butter or spread
  • 85g of sugar for topping
  • 50g of sugar for over the fruit
  • 1tsp of cinnamon (optional)
  1. In a large bowl mix the flour and the butter until mix resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the 85g of sugar to the flour mix and stir in.
  3. Place the apples in a large overproof dish.
  4. Sprinkle over the other 50g of sugar more if you are using bramleys.
  5. Cover the apples with the topping and place in a pre heated oven for 35-40mins. 180’c, 375’f, gas mark 5
  6. Serve and enjoy with cream or ice cream or like me both.

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