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Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Recipe for strawberry dessert

Searching recipe for strawberry dessert?  We have just the recipe for strawberry dessert to share, and can I tell you how scrumptious it is?  Oh my...


Strawberry dessert is what comes to mind when I first think of summer desserts.  Did I mention this is an easy recipe for strawberry dessert too?





No?  Well, stay a while... and I will share with you how easy this dessert is, plus all the reasons why I love strawberry desserts.


Strawberries are my most absolute favorite fruit.  You see, I am not much of a fruit eater.  I love my veggies more than fruit, but my one go to fruit?  Why strawberries of course!


You can eat them plain, in desserts, in cakes, over ice cream, in jellies or jams, and pies... the list goes on and on.  You can even eat them in salads, which is probably not my favorite way, but you can none the less.   


You see, my love of strawberries began young.  My grandfather and grandmother would grow strawberries so there was strawberry jellies, and strawberry jams, and strawberry rhubarb (they grew this too) pie, and strawberry shakes, and strawberry pie, and I could go on and on and on.


Is it no wonder my favorite time of year was summer?  I mean, I was a kid growing up in the 80's and the Strawberry Shortcake cartoon and all of her friends come to mind when I think of that time in my life.  


Speaking of, can I tell you I had the strawberry house, and several of Strawberry Shortcake's friends?  I was all in on this delicious fruit from the beginning now that I think about it.  I even had the Strawberry Shortcake baby... yeah, I was a girly girl... when I wanted to be.  


Doesn't mean there were not those times I swung from grapevines over creeks, and ran barefoot with my cousin who was the only boy in the family, poor guy.  Yes, I did all of those things too.  Mud pies made in the sandbox, running through the sprinkler, stepping on bees and getting stung.  Oh how I loved those cherished summers spent with family growing up.       


As you can see, strawberries have a special place in my heart and were a big part of summer.  They remind me of my grandparents, and childhood, and the many reasons why I fell in love with this fruit making all of the aforementioned foods from my youth.  Do you have a food that reminds you of your childhood days or holds many fond memories?  Share them with us, we love hearing from you.


So let's get on with what you will need to make this recipe for strawberry dessert, and how you can make it for yourself, and friends and family.  That is, if you decide to share it, you may just want it ALL to your little old self... yes, it is that yummy!  

     


Recipe for strawberry dessert 


What you will need:
Fruit filling:
  1. 1 pound strawberries
  2. 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  3. 1 T lemon juice
Crumb topping/Crust:
  1. 1 c gluten free quick oats
  2. 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 t koshar salt
  5. 1 1/4 cups gluten free all purpose flour
  6. 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  7. 1 t cinnamon
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1 t vanilla extract
  10. 2 sticks of melted butter, cooled

Note: you may notice in recent recipes I have been dividing my flours between almond and GF all purpose flour.  This is working perfectly for baking.  My baked goods no longer have that grainy feel to them.  Funny when you least expect it something wonderful happens quite by accident!




What you need to do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Wash strawberries, hull strawberries, place in bowl and pour lemon juice over, set aside
  3. Melt butter and set aside while it cools
  4. In large bowl, mix all dry ingredients together
  5. Add egg, vanilla, and melted butter
  6. Mix well
  7. Spoon batter in bottom of Lock & Lock pie plate and pat down into pie plate to form a crust
  8. You will notice you will have a significant amount of batter left over, set aside
  9. Place strawberries over crust in pie plate, be sure to cover the entire crust
  10. Crumble remaining batter mixture over strawberries to create a crumble top
  11. Put in oven, bake for 40 minutes or until crumble is golden brown
  12. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream if you like
  13. Enjoy!

Oh my goodness, this recipe for strawberry dessert will knock your socks off!  I promise.  It was so tasty and sweet, and when all of the flavors hit my tongue I wanted to sing opera.  Okay, maybe not opera, but woo wee, did I want to sing.  


I said self, you hit the lottery with this dessert!  I know Mr. VS is going to be stunned into silence when he takes that first delectable bite.  And you know what?  He was... I heard a hmm... and maybe a ummm... and then when he finally had a couple of bites, he said YUM!  He decided to put vanilla ice cream on the side of his dessert.  I liked mine just as this wonderful strawberry dessert was made.


What is looks like before it goes into the oven


It is sweet, yet tart, yet crunchy, and it all melts in your mouth together.  I am getting excited about making it all over again just thinking about it.  


The best part?


I plan to try other fruits using the base of this dessert.  I figure why not?  


I thought about strawberries and rhubarb.   Then there was strawberry and blueberry... then blackberries.  I am thinking all the berries mixed all together!  Do you see how versatile this dessert could be?  It just may get me through to the rest of the summer thinking up all of the ways I can create this recipe in other various forms.


How awesome is it to have one recipe, but a whole lotta ways to make it different each time?  I love experimenting so we know I will be trying it.  


Right out of the oven


Do you not love that I shared another easy recipe?  Easy recipes are who I am.  I am not all about the extra fluff, and million steps.  Who has time for all of that, unless you are a professional baker or chef.  


Me?  I am just a gal who had to go gluten free, found out there are other like minded people out there who find navigating a new diet regimen difficult.  So I decided to add recipes to this new venture of blogging.  I try to make recipes as easy as I can.  I am not someone who wants to be stuck in the kitchen all night just trying to make dinner.


I try to make recipes that both my husband and I will eat.  He is not always a fan of the gluten free, but I make recipes in a way that he will also eat and enjoy them.  I mean, he has to live with me and he is stuck with what I make, so I might as well make it so he enjoys it too.  **wink** Funny business aside, I hope you enjoy the recipes we share, and if I can help just one person who finds this new venture difficult then it was all worth it to me.  


I recall when I was new to the gluten free lifestyle, and I thought oh my goodness.... how will I ever eat like a normal person again?  Where do I begin?  I got a little overwhelmed.  So I decided to start at the beginning.  I knew what I liked, and I found ways to make the foods I enjoy all while feeling like a normal person again.


Now, I just need to work on eliminating sugar from some of these delicious recipes.  Until next time, hope you enjoy your weekend.  Oh, and Fab Friday Finds... I do love sharing those lovely finds with you so we will see you again on Friday.  


If you enjoyed this recipe, give us a shout!  Bentley & I are always looking forward to meeting new friends.  He has been staring at me lately and wondering when I will let him write a post again.  Maybe soon... we know how he loves to be in the spot light.  

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