Last week I made Pink Jam which naturally led to this recipe! I mean, how did you not see that coming, Gin Jam Crumble… doesn’t that just sound yummy and moreish. Plus, once you have made the jam this recipe is super easy. I would almost say a child could make it, but as this will still contain alcohol I advice you don’t let them do it!
375g Plain Flour
1tsp Baking Powder
Pinch Freshly Grated Nutmeg
225g Caster Sugar
250g Unsalted Butter
1 Large Egg
Zest of 1 Lemon
200g Rolled (porridge) Oats
250g Pink Gin Jam
Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas Mark 4. Line a 30cm baking tray.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and sugar and mix until combined. Add the cold butter, egg and lemon zest and whisk until the mixture resembles crumbly breadcrumbs.
Pour half of the mixture into the baking tray. Using a large spoon (or your very clean hands!) push the dough flat, and into the corners, ensure that it is evenly spread out.
Pour over approximately 250g Pink Jam and spread over the dough. Again make sure you get those edges!
Back to the remaining dough; add your oats and stir through. Crumble over the jam.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until golden and firm to touch.
Leave to completley cool in the tray. Cut into 12 pieces (or smaller if you want snack size/sharing). ENJOY!!!!
These keep for up to 7 days in an air tight container!
If you didn’t realise this already I have an obsession with COFFEE!! It is my help juice, my comforter and my energiser. So naturally I love to go out for coffee. It’s a cheap date, whether with friends, family or the boy. It creates a place to chat or gives you something warming if you like to go for a walk instead. It’s the perfect pick me up. Since moving to Dublin my love for coffee has only grown. So this are my top picks (and it was a hard one to narrow down!!)
Meet Me in the Morning
Just off Camden Road, this is the perfect gem. They have also recently opened up their take away section making it even easier to just pop in for a cuppa on the run. And it helps that their cups are super cute. The staff are also unbelievably friendly and helpful! Also, if you are peckish go for their doughnuts, or their seasonal brownie (I recently had the pumpkin brownie… for breakfast… it was incredible!)
A small cafe based just down the road from Trinity (though they have another four dotted around), it is the perfect place to grab a coffee for a walk around the collage, or a pick me up if you are a student there. Not just is it beautifully velvet, doing the Italians proud, they give you a small amaretti biscuits to go with it. Perfect piece of Italy in Dublin.
Clement and Pekoe
Their main cafe is based on South William Street, but they also have one within a small shop in Temple Bar, “&”. They use Climpson & Sons Coffee which is roasted in London, which is a fantastic roasters… and also nice to see something other than 3FE, not that I don’t love that roasters but good to mix it up! Their Mocha is a thing of beauty. You are presented with a mug of warm milk, with your espresso shot and a lollipop of the most amazing chocolate – mix and watch as it melts away to create the best Mocha in town!
Dollard and Co
The new kid on the block… well sort of, I think it’s been opened a few months now! Getting their coffee from TwoFifity Square Coffee, they make a brilliant Flat White. Plus they open at 8am so it’s great for that walk to work. They also sell their coffee which is great if you like to have a brew a home every now and again.
Which is your favourite coffee spot?