Thursday, July 10, 2008

So good, so very dangerous
--Oat-Fashioned Strawberry Dessert

Oat-Fashioned Strawberry Dessert
Taste of Home Contest-Winning Desserts Copyright 2008

4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
1 ¼ cups quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold butter
2 tablespoons sugar
¼ to ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

Drain strawberries on paper towels; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve 1 ½ cups for topping. Pat remaining crumb mixture into a greased 9-inch square baking pan.

In a bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; stir in strawberries. Spoon over the prepared crust. Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

This supermarket checkout pamphlet cookbook doesn't mention which contest this recipe one but it probably won something like 'BEST THING EVER'!

I loved, loved, LOVED this. The strawberries I used weren't good at all - they were non-local supermarket berries that weren't very ripe at all. However, they baked up just fine. I made this when my mom and sister came to see the baby and I ate the rest of it myself. I'm not baking anything again anytime soon, not unless I have somewhere to take it all.

I imagine you could substitute other fruits or berries for the strawberries but the strawberries were sooooo good. I'll be dreaming about this recipe for a long time. It was great warm with ice cream and great plain too.

Question of the Day: What's the last thing you ate that really knocked your socks off?


ThursdayNext said...

Korean fried chicken at UFC in Jackson Heights, New York. Socks were flying...

Mrs. L said...

This recipe looks awesome, I'm going to have to try it...always looking for good recipes for strawberries.
As for knock my socks off, I think the cherry sauce I used on my steak recipe since it had such a great flavor and was something I hadn't had before.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure if it was "knock your socks off" caliber, but it was new to me and really, really delicious: Grape Salad. I had not heard of it and maybe it's a new recipe going around??


Heather said...

I tried a new to me mexican place in town. Everything was so flavorful and they made my favorites taste so much better

Cindy said...

Oh this does look good! I have a lot of cherries right now, might try it with them. Mmmm looking forward to trying this!