Saturday, 29 June 2013

Strawberry Crisp with Almond Cookie Topping

Yippee!!! Another delicious fruit is in season in this neck of the woods. Nothing compares to a fresh, locally grown strawberry. Apparently we are in for a good season so you'll have plenty of time to make this delicious and simple recipe.
I love the taste of cooked strawberries, this recipe isn't too sweet and doesn't overpower the fruit flavour.
Going into the oven....
I only put almonds on one half as one of my guests is not partial to nuts.

Here's the recipe with a couple of my suggestions:

Strawberry Crisp with Almond Cookie Topping
1 1/2 quarts of strawberries, hulled and cut in half
Stir together, then mix with fruit
1/4 cup white sugar
2 Tbsp. corn starch

Beat together:
1 egg
1/2 tsp almond flavouring (original recipe calls for vanilla so you can substitute)
1/3 cup butter, room temperture

Using a fork, stir together:
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix into butter mixture. Drop by heaping spoonfuls over berries. Spread slightly.
Scatter 1/2 cup almonds over top.
Bake uncovered at 375F for about 35 minutes.

And a SPECIAL welcome to my young follower, PAISLEY, who is going to spend the summer trying recipes from my blog. I hope you put this one on your list.