Florida strawberry season is nearing its end and I’m sad because I love making recipes, like this strawberry crumble, 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. This tasty strawberry crumble, when served with vanilla ice cream, 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. Until then, check out my other strawberry recipes.
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