I'm introducing a new series of recipe posts around here wherein I take a recipe from a food blog and make it myself. Sometimes (most times) Ill make some changes and adjustments because that's how I am but there may be times when I follow their recipe to a T. Either way, I'll let you know what I think, how it all turned out and tastiness level. Sound good? Sweet. The inaugural recipe is a Peach + Blackberry Crumble from Sprouted Kitchen which is one of my absolute faves. I even have a tiny crush on Sara. I sort of fell into this recipe a few weekends ago because I found myself with tons of greenmarket produce: raspberries and blackberries and nectarines and plums (ohmy) and I was looking for some delicious way to use them up. This was an easy and perfect solution. I made a couple changes but this is the kind of recipe you could use endlessly with different things and the results would still be delicious. I plan to keep this one around for awhile.
Here's the (itsy-bitsy) changes I made: -Theirs called for adorable little ramekins. I made mine in a pie pan because I have no such adorable bakeware and it was still perfectly tasty. -Theirs called for only blackberries and peaches. Mine was a smorgasbord of summer fruits and I think you could use this crumble topping on just about anything. -Theirs called for fresh thyme. Mine omitted that because who has fresh thyme lying around? -Theirs called for pecans. Mine used almonds. -Theirs called for an egg white. Mine used flaxseed meal because I didn't have any eggs and Sara mentioned that you could make that substitution if you wanted a vegan dessert. I just wanted a dessert that could be made without a trip to the store, so this worked out.
Aside from those small changes, I stuck to the recipe. And it was truly a tasty treat. I haven't done much baking with coconut oil but this made me want to try it. The slight coconut sweetness in the crust, mixed with the hint of salt and the toasted almonds - my goodness. Although originally I didn't want to go to the store, I ended up dragging my lazy ass out anyways. Once I saw pulled this masterpiece out of the oven, I knew some vanilla ice cream was absolutely mandatory. Be warned though, I ate half of this thing in one day. One. Day. Y'all. You can go ahead and say it: I'm a monster.