Friday, June 20, 2008

Strawberries, Round 1

I was on unfamiliar ground...territory unknown. Chris has one absolute favorite combo...strawberry rhubarb, and that is one combination i have never, ever tackled before. But i love my husband...i want to make him happy, so i promised i would give it a go. Not having a recipe to follow did not help but i figured i could improvise a little. I referenced my friend Mary's recent strawberry rhubarb crisp...a recipe by emeril and my mom's apple crisp topping.

With all those combined I managed a pretty fantastic result if i do say so myself. We have been wandering past it all day long(i made it about 10 this morning) taking a spoonful and savoring every bit of it. There are more spoons in tonights load of dishes than anything else.
Here i need to give "props" to my tiny photographic assistant. Avery was home watching and helping make this and asked if she could take some pictures for the blog. And i can honestly say that this middle one, taken by my 6 year old, is the best picture we got of the whole undertaking this morning. I love how she captured the movement of the crisp topping being poured and shaken out over the fruit.
So I am going to give you my best recollection of what i used and what i did..... here it goes

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

3-4 c. Strawberry, washed/hulled/halved
3-4 c. fresh Rhubarb, washed/medium chop
1/2- 3/4 c. Sugar
2 T Cornstarch

chop and combine fruit. Add sugar and cornstarch and pour into bottom of 13x9 pan.

3/4 c. rolled Oats
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 t. cinnamon
1/2 c. flour

mix oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour....cut in butter to make it a crumbly consistency. Pour this on top of fruit in baking dish, spread evenly. Bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes...until fruit is bubbling up and crisp is golden brown. Enjoy
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Kate said...

MmM looks good. Not too sure how keen I am on strawberry rhubard anymore, but it sure loks good. I had it once and wasn't too thrilled, might have to try it again.

Ruth A. said...

Looks good! I'm with Kate. I'm not sure about the rhubarb. That comes from my childhood. I think we had it a lot. I'm sure Chris was happy.

Brown Family Blog said...

Um...I can feel my mouth watering...oh I am REEEAAAALLLYYY disappointed we live so far away.

Elizabeth said...

If only we had enough strawberries to make something of the likes of this.....

MaryMary said...

Oh that looks so yummy! And your photography assistant is very talented. I actually was going to comment on how great that was before I read the posting. Kudos to Miss Avery.

Leslie said...

i know...isn't she great!!! I was so impressed that she captured the action and got everything in the picture.

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