Florida strawberry season is nearing its end and I’m sad because I love making recipes with this seasonal berry. I don’t get any complaints from my family either. Not that I can’t buy berries from other regions but there’s something very special about our Florida berries. I’m a little partial.
We recently had a small dinner party with our neighbors and I wanted to make something with strawberries. I love making individual desserts and thought this strawberry crumble recipe would be delicious. My Le Creuset mini cocottes were perfect for this dessert. The week 6 recipe in the 52 Week New Recipe Challenge is this warm and tasty strawberry crumble. Served with vanilla ice cream it is great comfort food. A crumble, also known as a brown betty, has British origins. It can be savory or sweet but sweet is more common. What sets a crumble apart from a buckle is that a crumble has fat, usually butter, sugar, oats and often nuts. A buckle is a batter that is poured over the stewed fruit. The result looks cake-like. I prefer the texture and crunch to a crumble.
The good news: we will have more Florida strawberries next year. Plenty of time to search for and develop new recipes.
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