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...

Anonymous 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

Anonymous 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!