Bramble & walnut squares recipe

Have you been bramble picking this year?

If so, you might want an idea for something new to make if, like me, you’re a little bored of the traditional bramble crumble type dishes.

So this is my very own recipe – and I must admit, I’m rather impressed with myself!


275g soft brown sugar

245g self-raising flour

25g oats

195g cold butter (cut into little pieces)

65g walnut pieces

2 medium sized eggs

350g of your freshly picked brambles!


1. Heat oven to 160C (fan)/180C/Gas Mark 4).

2. Add flour, oats and brown sugar together in a large bowl.

3. Use your fingertips to rub the butter pieces into the mixture. (Try to use only your fingertips as you want the mixture to be in little pea-sized pieces.)

4. Add the walnut pieces to the mixture and stir until evenly evenly distributed. Set 1 cup of the mixture aside.

5. Whisk the eggs and stir them into the large bowl of mixture. Spread this mixture evenly over the base of lined baking tin. (Just a standard size one, around 21cm if using a square time.)

6. Tip the blackberries over the top and then scatter over the cup of mixture you set aside.

Optional: sprinkle some caster sugar over the top prior to baking.

7. Bake for between 1 hour/1 hour 15 mins, until the top has turned golden brown.

Cut into squares and serve.

If you give it a go, I’d love to see your pictures and know what you think of the recipe!

2 thoughts on “Bramble & walnut squares recipe

  1. Good evening Lisa, well I made your cake and have just published the post including photo’s on my blog. Incidentally in Oxford we call them blackberries and I have to admit your cake tastes better than I’d imagined if a little crumbly.

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