This looks scrumptious. It reminds me of my favorite easy, easy, eaaasy “crumble” recipe:
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. all purpose flour
1 stick butter
3 – 4 c. of your favorite fruit (I like mixed berries)
Mix the flour, sugar, butter together w/ a for. Put the berries in an oven safe dish & cover w/ “crumble.” Then bake until golden in a 350F oven — about 30 minutes. Serve with alone or w/ ice cream & eat up!
This was super easy to make. I made it with supermarket strawberries last night, I left out the vanilla bean (who wants to spend $10 on that) and just added a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the cornstarch slurry. It was a super big hit with my guests, lots of clean bowls.
One of your blog followers turned me on to this recipe (Thanks Ngoc!) I also halved it because there were only 3 of us. I didn’t have cornstarch, but a flour slurry seemed to work just fine. I also macerated the strawberries with balsamic instead of vanilla. And since I didn’t have buttermilk on hand, I subbed in plain Kefir. The cake came out so delicious. I’ll definitely be making it again.
Made this with decent grocery store strawberries. Halved the recipe but still used 2 whole eggs. Divided up between 4 Emile Henry mini pie pans – pretty. The strawberries mounded up over the top of the pie pans. I spread the batter on top and covered with streusel – gorgeous! Well, the extra 1/2 egg made the batter a bit runny and when it began to heat up in the oven, much of the streusel slid off the mountain of berries and dripped onto the sheet under the pie plates. I was devastated. My gorgeous little pies were ruined – a mass of cooked berries and gloppy topping with only part of the lovely streusel!
Happy ending – they were ugly, but wow were they yummy! :) Thx for the great recipe. Will definitely make again in a larger pan that will contain the streusel.
btw – was reading Esio Trot by Roald Dahl to my 5-yr-old son and one of the words in magical tortoise language (everything spelled backwards) was Doof. Thought of this blog. Always great to have a connection with Roald Dahl.
I made it for family bbq. It looked so good. My favorite part was the cake….everyone commented on how good the “cake” was. My issue was the strawberries, even with the sugar, they were so tart and I mean tart. I couldn’t enjoy it. The berries looked and smelled good in the container, but when baked, they turned super tart. I just don’t understand it. Next time I’ll add more sugar. I used strawberries from 3 different containers too. Because the cake was exceptional, I’d like to try making this with apples or blueberries as well.
Hey Marg- Very strange! Did you taste the strawberries before using them? Maybe they were especially tart? I’ve never really had a strawberry that tart and didn’t have that problem with this recipe. You can also cut down on lemon juice next time if your strawberries aren’t very sweet.
Thanks for a wonderful recipe Tim. I made this for my berry loving friend’s birthday and it was a huge hit. Strawberries, blueberries and raspberries are in season in Australia at the moment so I used some of each and the cake worked perfectly. I can’t wait to make this again!