Jane’s Kitchen – Vegetable Cheese Crumble


September should see a good crop of vegetables in farm shops and supermarkets or even from your own vegetable patch. This dish can be served on its own or as an accompaniment to meat or a fish.

• Approximately 1lb of mixed vegetables
(any vegetable is suitable especially root vegetables together with a small proportion of
water based such as courgettes, marrow, and green- leafed – spinach or similar).
• 6oz plain flour
• 4oz of butter or margarine
• 2-3oz of grated cheddar cheese.
Prepare the vegetables and cut into bite size portions and place in a deep pie dish, sprinkle with chopped parsley or other herbs of your choice, season well and pour over 1/4pt of single cream. Rub the butter into the flour add the grated cheese and season with salt and pepper. Press this mixture firmly onto the vegetables. Bake slowly in a moderate hot oven until the vegetables are soft and the crumble brown and crisp. About 45 – 50 minutes

From Jane’s Kitchen. An eclectic collection
of seasonal recipes. Available from Caracoli,
Alresford – Leckford Farm Shop and
Chilbolton Village Stores – Price £6.99