Monday, April 9, 2012

Berry Crisp

After a few weeks of settling in, our place is finally starting to feel like it's our own.  I went to Cost Plus this weekend and purchased amazing things that made our apartment feel like an actual home.  Let's be honest - if The Boy came with me on this trip, half of these items wouldn't have been purchased, there would be many eye rolls, and lots of "do you really need this hun?"  I found a couple of great lamps, some homey candles, and these amazing Ramekin dishes (The Boy called these "Romului").  

We has a couple over for dinner and I decided to make these easy Berry Crisps for dessert the night before and just re-heat them in the oven after dinner.  I also managed to acquire a pretty significant burn on my knuckle taking these suckers out of the oven.  Battle wounds baby!

Berry Crisp, right out of the oven
Berry Crisp (serves 2):

1 handful of oats, maybe 1/2 - 3/4 cup
1/4 cup flour
2 tbsp white sugar
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
couple pinches of nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
handful or two of slivered almonds
4 tbsp cold butter, cubed

3-4 big handfuls of frozen berries (mine were cherries and raspberries)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp corn starch
1/2 tsp almond extract
splash or two of Kirsch (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Make the topping first, everything together except the butter.  Then add the cold butter and mix with your hands to make a crumble texture.

In a big bowl mix all of the filling together.  Place into Ramekin dishes and sprinkle the topping.  I always add extra topping because that's my favorite part but do what you like.  Bake for 20-30 minutes, until golden on top and smells yummy.

These guys are pretty, aren't they?  Even if they're called "Romului"

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