Now is the time to bring out the berries from the freezer picked back in summer.
You could do all sorts with berries. Duck breast with blackberry sauce,
raspberry pavlova, elderflower cordial, strawberry jam, and much more. This time, I've stuck to
tradition and made mini blackberry crumbles. I've mixed them with whatever I
could find leftover in the fruit bowl: here, it's apricots, plums, and peaches. For the crumble topping, it's easy: it's just butter and flour mixed together with your fingertips and then sugar added. There's more related recipes here.
Serve with custard in front of the fire on a bitterly cold evening. Beautiful.