Baking Queen

Okay, I may be jumping ahead of myself with that post title. I only made a crumble, which is pretty hard to screw up, but baby steps! I managed to not burn it so I have a little bit of baking confidence now for something more challenging.

I wanted something to pair with the coconut ice cream I made, so I whipped up a blackberry crumble.

{I like the term ‘whipped up’. No biggie, here’s just a homemade dessert that magically appeared.}


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 cups mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Equipment: 6 (6-ounce) ramekins


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, 1/4 cup sugar, cinnamon, salt and oats. Using a pastry blender, a fork or your hands cut in butter. Keep cold until ready to use.

In a large bowl combine berries, 1/2 cup sugar, and cornstarch; toss to coat. Evenly divide the fruit mixture between the 6 ramekins. Top with crumble topping. Bake until top is golden and fruit is bubbly, about 35 minutes. Serve warm.


I got the recipe from the Food Network & instead of putting them in individual ramekins I made one large batch for my husband & I. Not as pretty to serve but more practical for us.

So now that I’m in baking mode does anyone have any suggestions for baking blogs or books I need to check out?


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3 Responses to Baking Queen

  1. Brittany says:

    This is the perfect spring/summer treat! I can’t wait to pick my own berries to make something similar YUM!!

  2. TJ says:

    oh my scrumptious!! you can never get enough berries!
    xo TJ

  3. Elena says:

    looks super delicious!!! I will definitely try this recipe

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