Double Strawberry Crisp - National Library Week Day #2

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Strawberry Double Crisp - Tuesdays with Dorie
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!

Strawberry Double Crisp
I had this crisp for dinner. Don't judge. It had fruit and oats and ginger...those things are all very good for you. Actually, there is only a little butter in this!

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.

Strawberry Double Crisp - Tuesdays with Dorie
I skipped the rhubarb. With apologizes to the Rhubarb Commission and home growers of the celery-like stalk, I don't understand Rhubarb. I joke that rhubarb is for people who can't grow real fruit near them! :) I live in Southern California with access to tons of real fruit and I didn't grow up cooking or eating rhubarb, nobody grows it around here, and I kinda think it's only a sugar delivery device. Thus, no rhubarb, but some beautiful California strawberries I picked up at the Farmer's Market!

Strawberry Double Crisp 2
This crisp is LOVELY. It would be even better with some vanilla ice cream, but it was perfect warm out of the oven. Definitely make some this strawberry season. And don't forget to check out the other Tuesdays with Dorie bakers and see their creations!

Strawberry Double Crisp - Tuesdays with Dorie
The Giveaway Thing:
Day #2: I'm giving away four Crate & Barrel "Stockholm" ramekins! You can make your own crisp in these stylish ramekins!

To enter, just leave a comment on this post. If your email isn’t associated with your Blogger account, please be sure to leave your email in the message.
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!

Strawberry Double Crisp - Tuesdays with Dorie
Sarah of Teapots and Cakestands blog,
or, Dorie's book, Baking: From My Home to Yours (page 420) (Amazon or your library)
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Divya Kudua said... [Reply to comment] those strawberry juices pouring out of the ramekins..great choice!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That looks divine! Perfect for the early spring strawberries that are starting to appear. Kelly

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I love the all strawberry idea!

Kim said... [Reply to comment]

I want to make this recipe.....I love apple crisp and I love strawberries. This will pull two of my favorites together.

Trisha said... [Reply to comment]

What a lovely treat Mary, full of strawberry goodness!!!

Melanie said... [Reply to comment]

I have to try these! I'm not a big crisp eater because there is never enough topping. So this double crisp is perfect. I'll try and find some rhubarb - it adds an extra twang to balance out the sweetness of the strawberries. I'm not a huge fan of rhubard, but used spareingly, it's not bad.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

These look delicious. I might try the same recipe with blueberries.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I need to buy more strawberries, stat.

Tracy said... [Reply to comment]

Those are SO cute. Please count me in!

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Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Library Week! Your little crisps look so bright and spring-like. I don't remember rhubarb either, growing up in SoCal - who needs it?? (I don't mind it, but I prefer fruits/veggies that can stand on their own.)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

These crisps look amazing! I'm growing my own strawberries this year and this is definitely on my list of things to make with them.

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Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Ramekins are awesome & oh so handy. Count me in!

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

The crisp looks delicious!

naiadkitty said... [Reply to comment]

Oh! I'm so sorry you feel that way about rhubarb! It is such a bright sour taste! I would probably leave out the strawberries first! Your crisps look lovely, though!

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Peggy said... [Reply to comment]

Happy library week to you! Love your ramekins and the crisp too! Beautiful photos and I love the vibrant colors! This was a great recipe.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

This looks divine, I love anything strawberry.

I would also love new ramekins!

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Elsie said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, these look great!

deanna said... [Reply to comment]

Yumm! I want to make this asap!

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

Strawberries - Yes! Rhubarb - No.

Did you see today's quote about librarians? We are, indeed, Masters of the Universe!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks so much for baking along with me! Your crisps look delicious :)

Ria Mathew said... [Reply to comment]

I love crisps with any fruit in it! Just paid my very first visit to Crate & Barrel last weekend and I was totally bowled over by their collection. It's just WOW!

dorism6220 said... [Reply to comment]

This looks delicious - just in time for the start of strawberry season.

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Meet MMH said... [Reply to comment]

Looks delicious! I love rhubarb, but it always seems so intimidating to a novice cook like myself.

fgirl said... [Reply to comment]

I can't beleive I didn't think of a double crisp before! The crisp is my favorite part.

Cindy said... [Reply to comment]

I was just telling hubby how I needed some ramekins so I don't have to make a whole recipe for the 2 of us. Some things are easier to share than others.
Loved this crisp, love ginger went with all berries, delish!

Midnight Agenda said... [Reply to comment]

I have to agree that Rhubarb is rather love or hate. I'm not a fan. But this looks delicioso!

And your action figure is adorable!
P.S. I randomly bought that same espresso powder and have been looking for some uses besides adding to my homemade Hot Chocolate.

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Nina said... [Reply to comment]

Lovin the drip of strawberry mixture coming out of the ramekin

Shari said... [Reply to comment]

That looks delicious. I see nothing wrong with eating that for dinner :D

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I grew up in Oxnard so I was incredibly spoiled having local strawberries be so bountiful. Now that I live outside of California, I am so much more appreciative of this fruit. I, too, don't get rhubarb!

Pretty Whimsical said... [Reply to comment]

I can't get enough strawberries this time of year. Yum! Count me in please : )

claire said... [Reply to comment]

We are getting some excellent strawberries early this season! I wonder why that is... and yay, ramekins! [clairea at gmail]

Jessica of My Baking Heart said... [Reply to comment]

Your crisps look phenomenal! And the ramekins are just adorable! :)

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Rhubarb seems like a new england-y thing to me.....seriously, everyone around here is crazy for it...I agree, a sugar delivery system :).

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Ok, so you made these incredible tarts and used a ton of ginger (love, love, love) but then had to dis' rhubarb??? Growing up in the north, we had a bunch at the back of the yard and as kids would go grab a stalk and eat it then and there. So tart and delicious. Rhubarb adds the voom to the va va of strawberries. Trust me. Ramekins? Yes ma'am.

Mr. P said... [Reply to comment]

Look at that strawberry goo! Want.

Jodie said... [Reply to comment]

Looks great, Mary! Fruit and oatmeal is TOTALLY breakfast material!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I only tried rhubarb for the first time last year, and I'm a fan. Then again, I have no problem with sugar delivery devices :) Love those ramekins, your crisp looks gorgeous in them!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous! This dessert looks really yummy. :)

Jen said... [Reply to comment]

This looks absolutely delicious and my copy of the cookbook just came in the mail recently... I love those ramekins too - in fact I've been eyeing them at Crate and Barrel!

yoko said... [Reply to comment]

Your crisps look delicious. I like rhubarb, especially paired with strawberries. I would use the ramekins for flan, though, if I win.

Happy National Library Week!

Sarah said... [Reply to comment]

Strawberries are one of my all-time favourite fruits, so this crumble looks like total perfection in my opinion! And I could definitely use some stylish ramekins like these!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful ramekins. Strawberry season just started here so great timing.

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

yumm! Wish I had strawberries to make this now!

Di said... [Reply to comment]

Yum! I baked my crisp in a bigger pan, but served it in those same ramekins. I love the way they look. Crate & Barrel is a dangerous place, especially the outlet store...

emonster said... [Reply to comment]

ginger + fruit = deliciousness.

Nicole said... [Reply to comment]

I thought the ginger was the best part of this!

I'm a librarian and we're also celebrating National Library Week. We have a tea tomorrow and I baked all the cookies for that. Fun!

Elizabeth said... [Reply to comment]

Yay for libraries! These are gorgeous ramekins and they strawberry crisp looks fantastic!


Baking and Mistaking said... [Reply to comment]

Looks Delish!

Maureen said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for a fun to read blog...and super giveaway.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I would love those!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so yummy right now, especially after my workout.


Sara said... [Reply to comment]

These look heavenly and I already bookmarked them to make soon!! I am throwing a bridal shower these would be lovely for!Thanks!

Becca said... [Reply to comment]

I just found your blog by chance in my recommended items - I'm surprised it took this long! I'm an MLS candidate and a food blogger and I am so happy to have stumbled upon your blog!

Those are beautiful ramekins. And I love the use of Nancy Pearl.

Kris W. said... [Reply to comment]

Oh that looks absolutely fabulous!!! I'd TOTALLY have it for dinner too, so no judging here! :)

JoeyfromSC said... [Reply to comment]

That looks SO delicious!! love your blog-Just followed via GFC:)

I'd love to win the ramekins too-love to bake!

Thank you for the chance to win!


Esi said... [Reply to comment]

I'm seriously dying over your crisp pictures. I think I need to make one this week. Love our CA strawberries.

Jessica said... [Reply to comment]

Yummy! I've never had rhubarb... never seen it for sale here in LA.

Maureen said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks for another great give away and scrumptious looking dessert. Can't wait to try this recipe in Dorie's book.

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

Ohhh - your pictures are pretty. But I have to say I loooove rhubarb. I can understand your take on it though!

Carly said... [Reply to comment]

looks amazing! I love to make blueberry crisp; so i'll have to try this recipe too


Mary said... [Reply to comment]

Gorgeous colour and very pretty ramekins! I must protest in rhubarb's defence, though! I used to think it was weird and unattractive, and now it is one of my favourite fruits. C'mon, give rhubarb another chance.

Shannon Riley said... [Reply to comment]

This looks so good! :D

SkyeTwelve said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, those ramekins are giving me visions of crisps and creme brulee and all sorts of delicious sweet treats. :)

sharonjo said... [Reply to comment]

Well, I live in South Dakota and one of the few fruits that grows well here is--rhubarb! I'm sure if I lived where you do and had access to so many wonderful fresh fruits, I'd probably put rhubarb pretty low on the list too! Anyway, that crisp looks yummy. Thanks for the giveaway!
sharonjo at gwtc dot net

Nancy/n.o.e said... [Reply to comment]

haha, loved your rhubarb dissertation! I ate my crisp - with rhubarb - straight warm from the oven and it was divine. Happy Library Week!!

Bec said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful photos and cool ramekins. I agree that more ginger is better!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Happy National Library week! The strawberry crisps looks delish!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I actually cooked with rhubarb for the first time tonight in my baking class. My partner and I made Rhubarb-Pistachio Muffins and they were delicious! I think you should give it another chance ;) My email is

Amanda Thompson said... [Reply to comment]

I want to have some of that Strawberry Crisp for breakfast!!


erinhoulihan said... [Reply to comment]

i had goat cheese and crackers for dinner. no judging here.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Yummy! These look great.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful bokeh in the strawberry shot... I too don't have Rhubarb often, I much prefer strawberries.. nom nom.. I don't think I can enter your give a way though since I'm in Japan?

Kat said... [Reply to comment]

I just returned Dorie's 'Baking' to the library last week and definitely will have to pick up a copy for keeps!...The strawberry crisp looks AMAZING! Nothing like strawberry season in Southern CA in the spring!

S said... [Reply to comment]

I'd eat this for dinner too...or lunch...or breakfast!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Oooh, strawberry crisp is my favorite! What a spring beauty.

spike. said... [Reply to comment]

Your crisp looks beautiful- a perfect dinner! Cute ramekins too!

Laurie K. said... [Reply to comment]

These look beautiful. The recipe looks great too, I can't wait to try it =)


JoVonn said... [Reply to comment]

The double crisp looks delicious.
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Misty said... [Reply to comment]

Mouthwatering photos! And those ramekins are very cute too.

kasey said... [Reply to comment]

Oh man...that looks lovely. :)

looloolooweez said... [Reply to comment]

Ooooh this looks delicious! Love the ramekins-- simple but not boring.

Karen said... [Reply to comment]

Beautiful crisps! I also do not understand the whole strawberry rhubarb pie thing.
Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

The Rx quilter said... [Reply to comment]

Oh yummy and love the idea of making in need to try rhubarb again..I love rhubarb, although my husband insists it is just a weed that grows on the side of the highway! Lisa in Texas

Kerrie said... [Reply to comment]

Hmmm, I am def. in need of Ramekins.
Planning to stop by the library today to show my spirit as well.

manxlass said... [Reply to comment]

I work in an academic library and really enjoy your blog. And strawberries. And crisps. And giveaways! Please enter me for the ramekins!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Yum - strawberries. I'd love to have the ramekins.
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Catie said... [Reply to comment]

These would be a great addition to my kitchen!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Thank you for the chance to win! And I just picked up a carton of farmer's market strawberries here in NC, they're so delicious :) dontheapron(at)gmail(dot)com

Erin said... [Reply to comment]

Strawberries are for my niece...I like the hard stuff. You know, CHOCOLATE! These would hold some delicious little chocolate baked puddings.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Those ramekins are adorable! The clean white and simple lines really let you strawberry shine!

Katie said... [Reply to comment]

Oh delicious! spiralsandspatulas(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

yum, i want those ramekins so i can make that crisp!

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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

I would definitely have that for dinner too.
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Ann said... [Reply to comment]

Yum, what cute ramekins, one can never have enough :-)

Dianna said... [Reply to comment]

Strawberry season is just around the corner and one of the kitchen items I don't have yet are ramekins :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Mary, I love your photos! Beautiful ramekins too :)

Leah said... [Reply to comment]


Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Looks delicious! Happy National Librarian Week!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Hi Mary ~
Greetings and Salutations - Happy Day #2!
The Double Strawberry Crumble looks AMAZING...
PAX, Lola in Las Vegas


Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

That strawberry crisp looks delicious!

Jill said... [Reply to comment]

You have dreamy photos...

Kitchen Runway said... [Reply to comment]

I my gosh! Those ramekins are beautiful and the crisp...I just want to grab a spoon and dig in! YUM!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Super cute and look so yummy!
Jennifer Buch
Youth Services Librarian
Ida Rupp Public Library

Mary said... [Reply to comment]

I love strawberries and cake.

DPLK said... [Reply to comment]

The crisp looks great! In my mind it's still early for strawberries, but I'm sure they're in full swing where you are. Spring is here!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

crisp of any kind is a totally acceptable dinner and don't let anyone tell you otherwise! i too was prejudiced against rhubarb...until i tried this was so good i think i might be a convert! your strawberry version looks lovely though and i love your photo collage!

ps i LOVED your tweet about there being more libraries than mcdonalds--that just makes me feel good about the world and i've been spreading that fun fact to everyone i know :)

Jules Someone said... [Reply to comment]

Looks delicious! Don't be hating on my rhubarb, though. And I ate mine for breakfast.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said... [Reply to comment]

Dorie's Baking book is one that I own and love! I haven't tried these crisps yet though. They look delicious!

ELW said... [Reply to comment]

Can't wait to try this recipe, it looks so yummy in the ramekins.

steph- whisk/spoon said... [Reply to comment]

sounds like you've been having an exciting NLW! these crisps are gorgeous (i love how they bubbled over), and you are lucky to have great strawberries...we're still waiting for ours over here.

LizG said... [Reply to comment]

My mouth is watering!

Hennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Your photos are breathtaking! I can't wait for strawberries up here a bit further north. I hate pies and love crisps. Yum!

Tazeen said... [Reply to comment]

I made this recipe yesterday and I almost cried when I tasted it. So delicious!

I skipped the rhubarb as well!

Renee said... [Reply to comment]

As I will be getting strawberries in my csa this week I appreciate having this recipe altered for ramekins.

Catharine said... [Reply to comment]

I've need ramekins for the longest time! Thanks for the chance to win!

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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

these ramekins are adorable. love 'em!
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jeannette said... [Reply to comment]

Your crisp looks great and that overflow picture looks amazing! Beautiful ramekins too!

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maria said... [Reply to comment]

my 4 year old loves the library, we get new books every friday!

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Jeanne said... [Reply to comment]

These would be lovely in my kitchen! Happy Library week!
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Ashley Maynor said... [Reply to comment]

Strawberry rhubarb is my fav! Thanks for doing this!

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