> hey what's for dinner mom?: It's Crunch Time-Berry Crunch That Is + the BFF Contest Debut

7.12.2009

It's Crunch Time-Berry Crunch That Is + the BFF Contest Debut





Finally got the guts up to bake in my house on Friday, I figure after 10 days of swelter I should be acclimated. It wasn't too bad I cooked early in the. First I made Almond Milk just to try it out and then I used the left over ground almonds in the topping. I am giving you the recipe without ground almonds because it's the original. If you do like/have ground Almonds by all means sub in 1/2 cup of ground almonds in place of 1/2 cup of flour.

Before we get to the recipe I want to show you how we spent Sunday in the mountains. We decided to go adventuring to escape the heat so we headed north up the Talkeetna Mountains, to Hatcher Pass, just to see what we could see.

As it turns out we saw quite a lot actually. As we crested the summit we found a huge gathering of paragliders jumping off the mountains. It was a real blast for us to sit and watch these guys sail around and around, land and then do it all over again. We hiked all over the summit, around the lake and behind it to a hidden little water fall. I semi-freaked out on a very steep trail because of ongoing ankle issues and the STEEP trail but we simply backtracked and went on to greener pastures. What a gorgeous day we spent in the mountains above the heavy smoke from all the wildfires burning up here. We returned home slightly burnt, refreshed and ready for bed. I love the weekends.

The drive up

Summit Lake
Kami


Moss and waterfall behind the lake

Waterfall


Paraglider over Summit Lake
Blueberry-Strawberry Crunch---oven 350 degrees
1 1/2 cups washed blueberries
1 1/2 cups washed strawberries, sliced
2 TBSP-1/2 cup sugar- use what you need for your berries
1 TBSP flour, white or whole wheat

Topping
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup of flour, white or whole wheat
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 thick rolled oats


lightly grease an 8X8 square pan or pan of equivalent size
pour in your berries
sprinkle with sugar and flour, toss together

in a food processor add pulse the butter, sugar, flour and cinnamon together, until they are form course crumbs
add the oats and pulse lightly, you don't really want to chop up the oats just mix them in well
when the crumbs are mixed together sprinkle on top of the fruits
bake in a 350 degree oven until the top in browned and the berries are bubbly, 35-45 minutes
serve warm or at room temperature
serves 4

Don't forget this the first day to enter the BFF contest Best Foodie Foto right here on my blog! The rules are easy:
  • simply send a photo or 2 of your best shots of the week and their link/s
  • enter as many photos as you would like
  • photos MUST be from a post during the 'week'
  • the 'week' starts Monday 12:01 AM and runs through Saturday 11:59 PM AST(4 hours later that Eastern Standard time)
  • the shots will be collected in one main post and voting will begin at high noon Alaska Standard Time (AST) on Sunday and run for 24 hours until noon Monday (AST)
  • the post will include all photos and links
  • voting will be in the comments section, encourage your friends to vote early and often
  • the winner will be announced Monday evening after counting has finished
  • the prizes will vary week to week and may be provided by sponsors or myself or both
  • email if you any questions or want to sponsor a prize jinxyjune@gmail.com
So?? What are you waiting for? Do you think your photos beat my Blueberry Strawberry Crunch? Well send 'em in and lets just see about that. Plus I already know what the first prize is and it's a cool one. In fact I really want one! So maybe just don't send in a photo and I'll keep this charming prize for myself.


Peace and Love,


9 comments :

  1. Thanks for giving me such a wonderful way to use up my berries!! Your photos are mouth watering!! Figtreeapps

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  2. This looks delicious. I would love this with some ice cream on it.

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  3. Love the pictures and the snack. I will have to be back later for some pictures.

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  4. Beautiful photos. I wish I was there! Nicely done with the berries. I'd love to have a bowl of that right about now.

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  5. So I have to ask ... why make the almond milk? And when you get the ground almonds, do you then have to dry them or can you use them all pasty? I keep saying I'll make it for Little Miss in place of soy milk but never seem to have the time. And that crunch -- yum! But I refuse to turn on my oven right now :)

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  6. First off the recipe LOOKS amazing! I love it and can't wait to try it out.

    The trip looks just beautiful! That waterfall is breath taking! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful family time!

    Happy Monday!

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  7. Gorgeous pictures of the lake!

    And the crisp looks yummy too!

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