OK, now let me tell you a few words about crumble. Who invented crumble? Well, the interesting thing is, crumble wasn’t mentioned in any cookbook published before 20th century! It is believed that crumble was invented in London during the Second World War. Since London was heavily bombarded by the Germans, and most men were on the front, women had to replace them and take over their roles so the society would function. Ladies were looking after the wounded soldiers, working in factories making cannon shells, driving trams etc. Because of that they didn’t have time to make complicated desserts, and it was also very difficult to obtain eggs and butter. As we all know, necessity is mother of invention – so, the crumble was born! How? Well, the English housewifes took the shortcut by simply mixing flour, sugar and margarine, and scattering that crumbly mixture on top of any fruit they could lay their hands on. Next step was baking, and – 30 minutes later – eating! It wasn’t the royal wedding cake, but it was sweet and comforting. Mission accomplished! Thankfully, I don’t have to make cannon shells, so I have time to show you how to make my raspberry brioche crumble. I hope you’ll like it!
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