Is there any such thing as comfort dessert? if there is, this is definitely one. Put together a forgotten box of strawberries (any fruit actually) with some crumbled up flour/sugar/butter mixture and you have yourself the most delicious dessert. Take it to the next level by adding a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side and your dessert is screaming pure decadence.
You can get better recipes on the internet. I literally eyeballed the ingredients. So if you have any fruit that’s dying to be eaten, place them on a baking tray depending on how much fruit you have. Mix in some caster/light brown sugar (for 400g of strawberries, I put around 1/2 cup of sugar). Throw in some real vanilla seeds from a pod if you have one. I didn’t so I just used a tbsp of vanilla extract. Tossed it up gently with my fingers.
In a mixing bowl, I took about a little more than a cup of flour, around 3/4ths cup of sugar (caster or light brown), a dash of freshly grated cinnamon and around 3/4ths of a stick of butter (chilled) chopped into small cubes. Mix them up with a hand mixer until they look all crumbly. Do not over mix into a paste. Sprinkle some ice cold water. Toss until it looks all crumbly like tiny marbles in sand (I know… weird description!) Place this mixture over the fruit mixture.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Place the oven safe dish and bake for 50 mins or until it achieves your preferred color of brown and crispness.
Serve with cold vanilla ice cream or eat as is 🙂