Double Strawberry Crisp
Whooooo Hoo!! It's National Library Week!! This is my third year celebrating NLW on the blog. Every day, I’m highlighting a library thing, baking something and giving something away.We're on Day 2 and it's a twofer: National Library Week and my baking group, Tuesdays with Dorie
The Library Thing:Tuesdays with Dorie and French Fridays with Dorie are two baking and cooking groups I belong to...always a lot of fun! Have you checked out your local library for book clubs, knitting club, genealogy group, or a chess club? Libraries have a lot programs for children, teens and adults...even some "Renaissance" programs for older adults. I've seen sushi making demonstrations, scrapbooking, and lots of ways to get your creative juices going. Stop by today and see what's up at your library!
The Baking Thing:For this week's Tuesdays with Dorie selection, Sarah of Teapots and Cakestands chose Strawberry Rhubarb Double Crisp on pages 420 and 421of Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours.
Tuesdays with Dorie is a weekly baking group where we are making one recipe per week from Dorie Greenspan's fabulous cookbook. Have you seen the latest Oprah magazine?!?! There is a whole article about the Dorie and the group with lots of quotes by some of my favorite members!
Dorie's recipe makes a square pan of this crisp, but I quartered the recipe and made two cute ramekins. The crisp topping is placed on the bottom (pressed in like a crust) and layered on top. The strawberries are brought to a boil with sugar and a cornstarch slurry is added to thicken the mixture. I really like this idea because then the strawberries doesn't end up all watery in your crisp. Oh that Dorie...genius! I also liberally added the ginger (ground and crystallized) because I absolutely love ginger.
Tuesdays with Dorie bakers and see their creations!
The Giveaway Thing:Day #2: I'm giving away four Crate & Barrel "Stockholm" ramekins! You can make your own crisp in these stylish ramekins!
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Note: This giveaway is limited to United States mailing addresses.
Deadline: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at midnight, Pacific Daylight Time. One winner picked at random.
Disclosure: This giveaway and shipping is paid for by me.
*** Updated: Contest is closed. Congrats to Spike (entry #77) ***
Don't forget you can still enter yesterday's Day #1 Giveaway! And come back tomorrow for another National Library Week giveaway!
Sarah of Teapots and Cakestands blog,
or, Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours (page 420) (Amazon or your library)