Wednesday, July 2, 2008

What We May Do When Grieving

Some of us pray, some walk or run, some write out their feelings, some take a drink, some eat, some just want to be alone, some want to be with other people. Me? I do most of the above.

For dinner (yes dinner), I made Blackberry Crumbles, a dessert that Barbara made one time for our dinner group. From that moment on, it became David' and my favorite dessert.

Here's how to make it:

4 cups fresh blackberries (about 14 ounces)
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, sogtened, plus more for ramekins
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Pinch of salt
5 store-bought sugar cookies, coarsely crushed
1/4 cup rolled oats

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Stir blackberries, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 1/2 tablespoons flour, and the lemon juice in a bowl; set aside.
Put butter, cinnamon, salt and remaining tablespoon sugar in a small bowl. Stir vigorously with a rubber spatula until creamy. Stir in cookies, oats, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoon flour.
Work mixture through fingers until it forms coarse crumbs ranging from peas to gum balls.
Butter four 6-ounce ramekins (about a 3 1/2-inch diameter). divide backberrry mixture among ramekins; transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Sprinkle with crumb topping. BAke until huices are bubbling and topping is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.
Let cool on a wire rack 20 minutes before serving.
Note: You can make these with a combination of berries such as raspberry and blueberries.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I too will love you through food!!! ;))