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Peach Crumble

Not that into making a pie shell? This recipe is much easier to make and even more tasty than a fruit pie. The sugar- butter combination bakes into the perfectly crunchy delight.


8×8 baking dish

Preheat oven to 375*f / 190*C


Fruit Filling

In a large bowl combine:


6-8 -Peaches-peeled and cut into large slices or chunks

4 teaspoons Corn Starch

½ cup Sugar

½ teaspoon Sea Salt

1 tablespoon Juice-Fresh Orange

¼  teaspoon Orange Zest

Pour into your buttered baking dish.


Crumble Topping


In a large bowl combine

1 cup Flour

¼ cup Oats

6 tablespoons Butter –room temp-cut up

¼ cup Brown Sugar

Combine with your hands or with a kitchen aide mixer.

With your hands pinch mixture together until you get different size clumps and crumbs.

Sprinkle evenly over the top of Peaches.

Refrigerate for 20 minutes.

Bake for 35 minutes.

Cover loosely with foil to avoid over browning and bake for another 20 minutes.


Set aside to cool. Serve slightly warm or cool.


Crumbles are great alongside Ice Cream.




Magpie Cookies

When I first made these cookies , my beautiful friend Maggie came over , she stood in my kitchen, and ate the entire plate without taking a breath! I felt she earned the recipe to be named after her. She’s the greatest.

Preheat oven 180c/350f

  • 1 cup flour(maybe a sprinkle more in the UK)
  • ½ teaspoon baking  soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup butter-room temp
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg-lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1  2/3 cup oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup dried cherries-chopped

Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt. Set aside.

In separate bowl, (or kitchen aid with paddle attachment) blend butter , sugars.

Add vanilla, egg, and milk. Beat until smooth.

Add dry ingredients. Beat on low until incorporated.

Hand stir in oats, chocolate chips, orange rind, and cherries.

Scoop heaping tablespoon sized dough onto nonstick baking sheet.

Bake for 12-15 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

Set some aside for yourself !! Maggie is coming over!