Summertime gives me the urge to wear gingham and take leisurely walks and bake pies and pretend that my life is a Martha Stewart Living spread. In reality, my life is more like a National Enquirer spread that would have the headline "TEENAGE GIRL BECOMES PERMANENTLY GLUED TO COUCH. DESTINED TO WATCH HOARDERS MARATHON FOR ETERNITY. "
Determined to change my lackluster lifestyle, I put on a dress and LEISURELY WALKED to the supermarket to purchase pre-made pie dough and berries. Turns out, my grocery store was bought out by a bigger chain of grocery stores and is about to close for a week to
transform itself into a corporate monster switch over. There was no pie dough to be found and the shelves were nearly bare. It was actually kind of fun. I felt like I was in an episode of the The Walking Dead, scavenging for supplies. I was literally lost in the supermarket (CONTRIBUTE TO MY ZINE!). The store was trying to get rid of the produce, so I bought a bunch of raspberries for super cheap.
Without pie crust, I decided to make a crumble. Some annoying weirdo might be like "WHY DON'T YOU JUST MAKE PIE CRUST, STUPID?" Ugh because that requires a rolling pin and an attention span, two things I don't have. Plus, my favorite part of pie is the filling and a crumble is just like glorified pie filling topped with sugar cookie-like bits. WHO CAN DENY SUGAR-COOKIE LIKE BITS?
1 1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 stick of butter, melted (i cut it up and melt it in the microwave)
4 pints of raspberries (i also added in a handful of blueberries that were in my fridge and a peach i had lying around. so culinary!)
2 tablespoons of sugar
pinch of salt
(you can basically use any kind of fruit for this. alter the amount of sugar depending on the sweetness of the fruit.)
1. Heat oven to 375. Mix together flour, sugars, and baking powder in a bowl. Add in the melted butter and mix until clumps form. Stick it in the fridge.
2. Toss berries, sugar, and salt together in casserole dish, pie plate, or whatever oven safe glass thing you've got.
3. Take the topping out of the fridge and sprinkle evenly over the fruit. Place your dish on a baking sheet so the HOT MOLTEN FRUIT JUICE doesn't spill over onto your oven. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, about 45 minutes. Serve with vanilla ice cream or not, if you don't have a soul.