So this is the thing, I have hardly been in the kitchen. I can think of every excuse in the book, I’m too busy, I prefer someone else’s food, food block (not unlike writers block which I also suffer from at times). All excuses.
Heading to a cottage for a few days, I try to decide what to take. The regular suspects, wine, munchies, bacon and things of that sort go into my bag but what about something sweet? I could buy a pie (lazy I know). I needed to put some effort into this.
So…… its summer and there are berries. Easy and delicious right? And I have everything I need. I decided to whip a little blueberry/strawberry crisp together and there you have it, something sweet.
I always have fresh fruit. As well I also make sure to have some frozen (smoothies) and in this recipe I had a bit of both.
My crumbly topping is basically like buttery oatmeal cookies, I prefer nutmeg to cinnamon and I use whole nutmeg for the best flavor.
For this recipe I used a small loaf pan (only two of us), which provides enough of this goodness for breakfast on yogurt.
Easy Berry Crisp
4 cups of berries (your choice)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/4 cup of sugar
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons butter
pinch of salt
Preheat oven to 375.
Mix the first 4 ingredients and put them into a prepared loaf pan. Mix the rest of the ingredients until crumbly and spoon it over top of the fruit. Bake for 40 minutes.
Any berries, fresh or frozen. Use what you’ve got. This is an easy one.