As I was upstairs working on laundry and straightening my closet this morning, I was thinking about baking a berry crumble. So, I decided to give up on the closet cleaning and headed downstairs to the kitchen. Not to worry, I headed back upstairs to finish what I’d started once my crumble was out of the oven.
I started with a basic crumble recipe I’d come across last week and made it my own by changing some things.
The raspberries and blackberries both looked wonderful at the market yesterday, so I bought 2 6-ounce containers of each. Summer fruit is the best, I love it! Nothing says summer like fresh berries. Last Sunday, Dennis and I bought strawberries from the farmer’s market, so very yum!
I started by placing my fruit in a medium size glass bowl and adding sugar and lemon zest.
I let the fruit sit in the sugar for 30 minutes. While that was sitting, I mixed together the dough for my crumble. In a larger glass bowl, I whisked together flour, baking powder, and kosher salt. I then added milk and vanilla (I used fat free milk because that is what I keep in the house. Feel free to use the milk you normally use.) Once the milk and vanilla were combined into the flour mixture, I added a cup of melted butter and stirred again.
Once the dough was mixed, I poured it into an 8 inch square pan that I sprayed with non-stick baking spray.
I then spooned the berries over the flour mixture and placed it into a preheated 375 degree oven for 55 minutes.
You can serve this with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. You can also serve it as is, no ice cream or whipped cream required. 🙂
2 6-ounce packages fresh raspberries
2 6-ounce packages fresh blackberries
1-1/2 cups sugar
zest of 1 lemon
2 cup all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 cups milk
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup butter, melted
- Place berries in glass bowl. Cover with sugar and lemon zest and let sit for 30 minutes, until a syrup forms.
- In a large glass bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add milk and vanilla and stir. Add melted butter and mix well.
- Pour flour mixture into an 8 inch baking dish that you’ve sprayed with non-stick baking spray.
- Spoon berries onto flour mixture and bake for 50-60 minutes, until dough has risen and is golden in color.
Until next time, Kris