I ramble on to you all about my kids, and my boyfriend, and the lady that screamed at the cashier in the grocery store for 20 minutes holding up the line because the poor girl didn’t want to cash her $400 personal check. Did I forget to tell you that story?
Remind me later.
Anyway… we tell each other Happy Birthday. THAT, in my book, makes us friends. You all know that I am clumsy to a fault, live in flip flops and blue jeans, and that sometimes Bojangles speaks to me. Those are friendly sorts of things to know, right?
I only share baked goods with friends.
This crumble, along with some unsolicited chatter about Flamenco Pink OPI nail polish and a cup of coffee definitely makes us friends. IN FACT!! I borrowed this recipe from my friend Deanna at a year of healthier living. I made it for my friend The Hopeful Addict because she quit sugar cold turkey and specifically requested photos of a crumbly cobbler sort of thing.
Chad thanks you.
You all are the kinds of friends that leave nice comments on photos of ugly pita bread. You are the sorts of friends that hand out awards, share life-altering recipes, and make me laugh. A Lot. Friends like you deserve cobblery crumble with a big scoop of strawberry frozen yogurt.
While we are talking about being friends and I’m telling you that last weekend we took Evan to see Brave in 3D and I WISH my hair was that awesome, I need to ask you a question. Are we friends on Facebook?
I ask because sometimes things land over there that don’t make it to here. And in the spirit of friendship I want to share!! Also… if you happen to make a Sugar Dish Me recipe AND you happen to snap a pic, that would be a really fun way to share it with me. That would actually probably make my day.
This crumble with the last of my fresh strawberries and several nectarines that were saved from disappointment by brown sugar and oatmeal… well if you make this crumble it will actually probably make your day, too.
Whole wheat flour, oatmeal, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and nutmeg do not discriminate. They are happy to be acquainted with peaches, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, and apples. I am also happy to be acquainted with all of them.
Strawberry Nectarine Crumble (slightly adapted from a year of healthier living)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
8 tablespoons butter, melted and slightly cooled
3-4 cups of sliced fresh strawberries and peeled nectarines (or any seasonal fruit of your choice!)
Pre-heat the oven to 350. In a large bowl combine the flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pour the vanilla into the melted butter and then add the butter to the flour mixture. Mix until buttery coarse crumbs form (I use my hands) and then press half the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch pie dish. Cover this crust with the fruit and then sprinkle the remaining crumbly mixture evenly over the top. Bake for 25-30 minutes; the fruit will be bubbly and the topping will be golden brown and a bit crisp. Serve with ice cream or fro yo or whipped cream!