Oatie Blackberry & Apple Crumble

Well it’s got to that time of year again, with the Lord Derby apples ripening in the garden & luscious blackberries in the farm hedgerows. So it would be remiss of us to not indulge in a glorious Blackberry & Apple Crumble. Tamsin & I definitely feel fattened up after a weekend of sunshine & crumble.

Anyway, to the point at hand, I have prepared a recipe card / poster to share with you; for our traditional oatie crumble with a little twist. Mind you, the schnapps may be better off as a tip for the cook but I refrained on this occasion 😀 (Couldn’t resist adding a bit of photo-art to the card though).

Hope you get chance to make & enjoy this one.

Recipe Card
Recipe Card for Blackberry & Apple Crumble

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Pork Steak in Mushroom Sauce

A tasty and somewhat luxurious use of Pork steaks.

Serves 3


  • 3 Pork Steaks or boneless Pork Chops
  • 1 large Onion – sliced
  • 2 handfuls of fresh sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 can of Woodland Mushroom Potage (I use Baxters but homemade or any good brand is fine)
  • 100ml Double Cream
  • Double Measure of Orange Liqueur (eg. Southern Comfort)
  • 3 tomatoes – sliced
  • Large handful of your favourite hard cheese – grated (I use mature cheddar)
  • Italian Herbs to taste
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • Butter & Groundnut Oil for cooking


  1. In a heavy frying pan or wok heat butter and groundnut oil
  2. Evenly brown the Pork Steaks in the wok and them reserve to one side, in a casserole dish
  3. Now sweat the onion until it just starts to brown
  4. Add the sliced Tomato
  5. And shortly afterwards add the mushroom soup and liqueur
  6. Heat through gently, but do not boil. Keep stirring.
  7. Now add mushrooms followed by cream and then the herbs & spices
  8. Finally add the grated cheese and melt in
  9. Ensure that the sauce has come together,
  10. Then pour the sauce over the Pork Steaks, filling the casserole dish in the process
  11. Put lid on casserole dish and place in oven at 180 Celsius for about 1 hour

Serve with creamed Potato and enjoy.


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