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Friday, May 20, 2011

Strawberry Crisp and a Blogiversary

Strawberry Crisp

A few weeks ago, I went to a wedding that was so beautiful in it's simplicity. Among the highlights were a talent show at the rehearsal dinner and the newlyweds opting for pie instead of cake at the reception. It got me thinking about celebrations and I realized my third blogiversary was creeping up on me. In the past I've made a party cake and cookies, but this year I opted for something even more simple. A gently spiced strawberry crisp with a generous scoop of pistachio ice cream signifies how I want my life to be right now. Simple and delicious. It's been another great year and I feel so fortunate. Thank you.

Strawberry Crisp with Ice Cream

Strawberry Crisp
(By Esi)

Makes 2 servings

Filling:
1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Topping:
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
Pinch of salt
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons, packed, brown sugar
2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into pieces
1/4 cup old fashioned oats

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees

In a small bowl, mix together the filling ingredients. Divide the mixture between two ramekins or one 5x7 oven-safe pan.

To make the filling mix together the lemon zest, flour, salt, and both sugars. Cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles peas. Stir in the oats and mix until combined.

Spread the topping evenly over the strawberry mixture. Bake the crisp for 30 minutes or until the strawberry mixture is bubbling and the topping has browned. Let the crisp cool for 5 minutes and serve warm with ice cream if desired.

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21 comments:

Pam said...

This is perfect for your 3rd blogiversary! Congratulations and keep up the good work ~ you have a great blog!

The Winos' said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! And many more..

This looks beyond delicious! Thank you for posting the recipe...I love, love, love strawberries! I'm going to try and make it, but I'm sure it won't be as picture perfect as yours!

This is my first visit to your blog, but oh how glad I am to have stopped by! :-)

Anna A. said...

Congrats!! I love this crisp and mmmm pistachio ice cream on top sounds perfect.

vanillasugar said...

Yay! I love Esi and all that she creates. You are a good friend and a talented lil foodie!
xoxoxo!

Amanda said...

Yay you! That is wonderful!! And what a great looking recipe!

marla said...

Happy third blogosversary!!! How exciting & I love your crisp too :)

Rachel said...

Happy Blogiversary! The crisp looks beautiful, and I love love love pistachio ice cream.

The Food Librarian said...

Happy Blogiversary! Three years of great food, good stories and lots of yum. I'm so glad we got to meet up! This strawberry crisp must be made soon!!! -mary

Shannon said...

Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate! And how neat is that, pie at a wedding :) Congrats Esi on another simply delicious year!!

Joanne said...

I'm going to have a hard time deciding what kind of baked good I want at my wedding...cakes, cupcakes, crisps, pies, cobblers, creme brulees...I want them all! this crisp does look especially delicious though...especially that topping! Happy blogiversary!

Maria said...

Happy Blogiversary to you!!!

Kerstin said...

Happy Blogiversary!! Your crisp looks lovely and like the perfect way to celebrate :)

Marie said...

Congratulations! And wow, a talent show at a rehearsal dinner is something I have never heard of! :)

Diana said...

No, thank YOU. For being a light in my inbox every day. Happy Blogiversary! May all your dreams come true this year. I believe in you!

...and the power of poached eggs. Over everything.

Amanda- Eating in Winnipeg said...

Happy weekend! Don't forget to come over and share a recipe at Savory Sunday!!

Nastassia said...

what a delicious crisp! the strawberries at the market are so good right now. and happy happy bloggiversary!!!

Foodycat said...

I cannot BELIEVE the colour of those strawberries! That looks amazing! Happy Blogoversary!

Hmmm - now you have me thinking about what to make for my blogoversary in August.

Erica said...

happy blog birthday :) I totally missed my third...oops. I am not a cake fan, but crisps/crumbles - now thats a dessert! Yours looks great. Especially with that ice cream on top. Hope you're doing well!!

Joy said...

Congrats! The crisp looks wonderful.

Olga said...

omg, we are twin blogging friends separated at birth!

woo hoo!!! to many more happy years

Michelle @ Taste As You Go said...

I know this is a little late, but Happy Blogiversary! Congratulations!