By Enji, 10 October 2015
Going to give it to you straight, I’ve never actually played Lulu prior to this week. Most I knew about her as a champion was that she was a crazy Yordle with a Fae-friend who liked the taste of purple. Sometimes she’d be picked midlane by TSM, and other times used bot with Tristana. That’s all I knew until this week that I got my hands on the whimsical master of silly magic and had a blast. When I have a blast with something, I either have to create fan art, cosplay, or fan eats. In this case we’re going with fan eats.
So the easy mode that I could have done with our cheerful champ would be to create the cupcake seen in the Bittersweet Lulu splash art. However, I’m not into easy mode. In fact, I go out of my way to make things super difficult, because building character and strong bones and stuff…. Yes. So what we are instead creating is creating the “It Tastes Purple” crumble. For all intents and purposes it’s a ludicrously purple and tasty fruit crumble, so what’s not to love?
- 1/2 Stick of Butter (softened)
- 1 Cup Flour
- 1 Tblspn Maple Syrup
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 3 Peaches (skinned and quartered)
- 1 1/2 Cups of Frozen Blueberries
- 1/2 Cup Oatmeal
Start off by throwing your oven to 350˚F for the preheat. Pull out the blueberries and skin/quarter the peaches. There are two ways to approach skinning the peaches. One involves boiling them in water for 5-10 minutes. You drain the water, and dunk the peaches in ice water, making the skin loose and you can pull it away with your fingers. The other way is to take a sharp knife and peel the skin carefully. I go with a knife, and you can go canned peaches if none of those options sound fun.
We’re going to set aside the fruit (peaches and blueberries) in a chilled bowl/baking dish with a 1/4 cup water poured over it. You might be asking yourself why are we doing this, and the answer is that the water is going to evaporate and leave behind a more refine fruit juice to make our crumble taste moist and sweet. I know this not because I have an engineering degree, but because I wondered the same thing and googled it. Set aside the fruit and turn your attention to making the crumble.
Mix the flour and oatmeal together until the oats are relatively even throughout the dry mix, then plop in the maple syrup and butter, mixing with a spatula or spoon. Keep mixing until the flour is completely incorporated in the dough ball. Congrats you have you crumble dough! Now turn to your fruit that’s in the baking dish and sprinkle the top with dough clumps. Do it with a flair of whimsy and fun. No one is looking. Twirl! Once you’re done being silly, toss that baby into the oven until the dough crumbs turn brown. Pull the sucker out and serve warm or cold with ice cream or whipped cream. I highly recommend the fireball whipped cream from the Ziggs’ Dirty Bomb Cake.