Sometimes, on a Monday, you just need something a little decadent to celebrate the fact that there are no more Monday mornings for a whole week.
On those occasions, I suggest you treat yourself. Sometimes, you just need pudding, and to be honest, there don't always need to be reasons for them. And sometimes, you don't want to make a pudding to share, either- solo puddings are so much more fun.
And this one? It's as easy as pie (or crumble). You'll have all the ingredients anyway- or ingredients which would work just as well, at any rate. Baking it in a heart shaped dish is truly optional, but highly recommended- after all, we all deserve a bit of love every now and then.
Peach and Blueberry Crumble
One ripe peach
A small handful of frozen blueberries
(You could also use apple and blackberries, or raspberries, or plums, or cherries, or anything really. Except banana/ citrus fruits)
A tablespoon of butter
A tablespoon of plain flour
A shake of brown sugar
A shake of oats
A shake of flaked almonds
Roughly chop your peach- don't worry about peeling it. Place the peach and blueberries into an individual oven proof baking dish.
In a small bowl, rub in the flour and butter, then stir through the sugar, oats and almonds. Make sure you don't add too many dry ingredients though- when you gently squeeze the mixture, it should form a damp dough, almost.
Top the fruit with your crumble mixture. Bake at 200C for 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbling. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if you'd like.
Enjoy, and let it put the smile back on your face after a long day.