Almost everyone I know has had bad experiences with school dinners but I was fortunate at my school: the cafeteria ladies did a great job. When I first came to the UK my encounters with English food were at school – dishes such as fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, cottage pie, Yorkshire puddings and apple crumble and custard – and I loved it. This is my take on English crumble, the Chinese influence here being lychees. I think the trio of apple, lychee and blackberry makes for a delicious combination. Great served with custard or a scoop of homemade lychee and vanilla ice cream.
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