Well,  I have done part of what I said I would do, I have made a crumble for dinner tonight. I have spent the morning setting up the camera on my new tripod so that I could video myself making the crumble. Yes I know it is a crumble which many of us have been brought up on – school dinner regular in my day. I love making crumbles for several reasons:

  •  they are so easy to make
  • you can have whatever flavour you want
  • all my family love crumble and custard

I thought I would start off with something easy and see how my recording and photographing skills have improved over the months. Also, I am wanting to upload the video to Youtube so I want to try and get it right and be really happy with it before hand. I am venturing into new territory here which is rather scary but exciting at the same time. Hopefully, the video uploaded tonight so I will share a link to it and you can tell me what you think?

I can have lots of practice recording myself baking this week as I have quite a lot of baking to make this week, some savoury and some sweet. At the moment I am trying to use the tripod and camera to film my baking which I do during the day so that the children are not in the way. However, when the holidays comes around and they are under my feet I think their little faces will be trying to appear on the videos so then the true hard work will happen – or else I will not be making any videos then.

Another platform which I am going to share my photos of what I bake on is Instagram so I need to improve my photography skills some more and do an awful lot of practising. For the rest of today, I am going to carry on with my large compilation of recipe book and when my husband comes home we can sort out the video to add to Youtube.

For now though I am sharing the recipe for the Plum, Forest Fruit and Rhubarb Crumble which I made yesterday.

A Plum, Forest Fruit and Rhubarb Crumble Recipe.

Recipe by V.DaleCourse: Desserts, RecipesCuisine: dessertsDifficulty: Easy


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The filling can be whatever fruit you have readily available.


  • For the crumble topping:

  • 4oz plain flour

  • 2oz butter

  • 2oz caster sugar

  • 3oz porridge oats

  • For the filling:

  • 2oz plums (halved)

  • 2oz forest fruits

  • 2oz rhubarb

  • 2tbsp caster sugar

  • 50ml water

  • 1tbsp honey

  • 1tsp cinnamon


  • In a pan, prepare the fruit and add the water and sugar.
  • Bring to the boil and add the cinnamon and honey.
  • Cook until the fruit is softened.
  • Transfer to an ovenproof serving dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, weigh out the flour, sugar and butter.
  • Rub the butter in to resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Preheat the oven to Gas 4.
  • Add the porridge oats and mix thoroughly.
  • Cover the fruit with the crumble topping.
  • Bake for 20 minutes till golden brown.
  • Serve with custard or icecream or cream.


  • Nutritionally, one portion contains 271 calories, 8.9g total fat (11% daily total fat), 45.5g total carbohydrate (17% daily total carbohydrate), 2.8g fibre (10% daily fibre) (based on a 2000 calorie diet).

Watch out for the video coming soon. Hehehe!!