This simple wild food dessert comes from the hedgerows and gardens of rural Cambridgeshire. Damsons and apples feature here for this late summer symphony of flavours. Picked sustainably from generations-old trees, this is a perfectly tart dessert to end a Sunday roast. Serve this plum crumble warm with yoghurt, cream or ice cream.
This recipe does not call for the removal of the damson stones, if you wish to remove them you can do so prior to step one in the method.
It is an old wives' tale that if you place your damson stones around the lip of your bowl and count how many stones you have by saying "tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor, rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief" that you will learn of your future husband.