Ingredients00g plain flour plus 1 extra tbsp
100g ground almonds
100g golden caster plus 2 extra tbsp (ordinary will be ok too)
175g butter chilled and diced
50g dark choc chips (or bash up / cut up a choccie bar)
1kg of pears - firm are better
100g flour, 100g sugar & butter and rub in - by hand or by processor works ok. Will be quite chunky as there's quite a bit of fat there! Fold in the choccy chips.
Peel, core & qtr pears and put into a suitable size dish (about 2 litre). If youy have it squeeze a bit of lemon / use some from a bottle and mix in with pears - stops them browning. Then toss pears with the 1 tbsp flour and 2 tbsp of sugar.
Scatter crumble mix over and bake in oven about 180c with a fan / gas 6 for 35 mins approx - maybe a little more. Top should be quite crisp but not burnt! Leave to cool for at least 15 mins - the difficult bit!