Crumbles can be jazzed up and altered according to the fruit you use. Here is a suggested topping for your damson or plums before the birds and wasps get to them, but if you wanted to make a rhubarb crumble you could add a little ground ginger to the mixture and omit the nuts; or you could use fresh raspberries and all-white flour; or gooseberries with the juice of an orange and the rind stirred into the topping, again omitting the nuts.
Place the damsons in a buttered shallow ovenproof dish and sweeten with sugar to taste.
Combine the flours and salt and rub in the butter until the mixture is of a fine crumbly texture. Stir in the sugar, ground cinnamon and chopped nuts. Sprinkle on to the fruit and
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