Setup in a campsite

Home baking on the road

We discovered a small camp site tucked away behind a rather large shopping centre in Bournemouth. It made for the most convenient cycle to the shops or the beach to see the annual air show. We managed to see the Spitfire and Lancaster bomber before heading back to eat.

On the way back to the motorhome we stumbled across (not into) a bramble of blackberry bushes and had to pick some to make some delicious home-made blackberry crumble.

bowl of fruit crumble

This was the first link that came up when we searched so went with this as we just couldn’t wait to get eating.

My version looks a bit mushy but certainly was yummy.

Easy Blackberry Crumble


  • 12 ounces blackberries fresh or frozen, about 3 cups
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 375. Prepare an 8 inch square or 9 inch round pan by lining it with foil. Place the berries in the lined pan.
  2. Place the butter, sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Stir vigorously until the ingredients have formed into small clumps. At this point, there should be no loose flour or sugar in the bowl and no visible bits of butter.
  3. Using the back of the fork, compact the mixture firmly into the bowl until it sticks together in one large clump. Then, use the tines of the fork to gently break it into clumps of various sizes- some large, some small. Carefully tip the bowl sideways over the pan of berries and use the fork to scoot the clumps out of the bowl evenly over the top of the berries.
  4. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown. Let cool until just slightly warm so that the topping can firm up properly. Enjoy!

Yeoman Road CL in Bournemouth

Setup in a campsite

We managed to get a couple of nights on electric before the air show starts, and all the electric sites have been booked for the last year

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