Strawberry crumble recipe

Strawberry crumble recipe

By 01/06/2015

My children have gone back to school today after the half term holidays. I was tidying up their bedroom this morning and found lots of crumbs of half eaten biscuits under their beds!

Do they need more sugary treats? I have to say that I rarely buy biscuits but I keep some in the cupboard for unexpected guests and they know where they are stored.. until today that I have moved them to the top cupboard.

Even if I often bake cakes which they love, shop bought biscuits are quite appealing to children with their lovely packaging but it is such a shame that they don't taste of much; they are just loaded with sugar and if you read the label it is often the first ingredient you see on the list. Ingredients  are presented from largest to the smallest which means  that there is more of the first ingredient listed on the label than any other ingredient. The last ingredient on the list is the one in the smallest amount.

To curb their sugary craving I made a strawberry crumble ready for when they come back from school (good mummy hey?). It is very simple to prepare and so delicious with fresh strawberries  in season now in the UK.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes



In a bowl put the flour, the cornmeal, the egg, lemon zest, softened diced butter and mix well.


Working with your fingers rub the mixture together until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

making crumbles

Put half of the mixture on a round baking tray (measuring approx 22 cm or 8.6 inch diameter) covered by parchment paper and spread the jam on top.

spreading jam on top

Wash your strawberries, cut them into thin slices and place them on the jam.

placing strawberries

Cover with the remaining pastry and cook at 190C/ 370F for 30 minutes or until golden.

Strawberry Crumble

Let the cake cool down. Decorate it with powdered sugar, jam and fresh strawberries. You can serve it with creme fraiche, vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

strawberry crumble

strawberry crumble recipe

I am entering this to "Bake of the Week".

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10 Responses to Strawberry crumble recipe

  1. la cucina di Molly

    Che meraviglia questa sbriciolata di fragole, assaggerei volentieri una fettina! Un bacione!

  2. Nancy Fawcett

    I ” sorta” cringe to ask, but have you ever considered cal. / nutrition info? Thank you. Love your website.

    • Alida

      I have indeed. You need a special software for that but I agree it would be good to have that as well. Hopefully I will be able to include nutritional info in the near future.

  3. Linda

    Looks so yummy. Perfect for this time of year too.

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    Anything with streusel will be a hit in our house! Your strawberry cake looks so very inviting, Alida.

  5. speedy70

    Invitante e golosa questa sbriciolata, ottima con le fragole, bravissima!!!!

  6. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Delicious Alida! I make something very similar with cherry and we adore it!
    But if you think the biscuits are safe, just remember children can sniff them out a mile away!

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  8. Mary Frances

    I have not tried this yet but i will ASAP how unhealthy can it be with all the straw berries :-), I did give a four star rating because it does sound so good, thank you.

    • Alida

      Strawberries are so hard to resist.. thanks so much! 🙂

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