She gave me a cake

I can hardly think of a nicer thing to give someone than a homemade cake.  And Friday, my friend Cathy gave me one -- a fresh peach kuchen.

We ate some that night.  Again for breakfast.  Nibbled on it for a snack.  By 3 p.m. yesterday, there was only one piece left.   But, hey, let me say in my defense that it was a thin cake.

The lonely last piece, flanked by flowers from my p-patch.
I don't have Cathy's recipe to share with you, but, if the gift of cake inspires you to bake something up -- say some type of fresh fruit, quick dessert -- let me give you a suggestion.

I looked around on one of my favorite food blogs, Orangette, and found a recipe for plum crumble.  I tweaked it by using a combination of the fresh fruit I had on hand -- black and red plums, blueberries, blackberries, and a nectarine -- and cutting the sugar back to 1/2 a cup and omitting one tablespoon of the crystalized ginger.

Here's a link to the original recipe.



I had quite an excellent result!

I really like the ample amount of topping (my favorite part) and how it develops a thick, crispy sweet shell for the baked fruit.  The baked fruit was perfect after about 30 minutes in the oven.


Although it's not cake, I'm certain that a crumble like this would be a well-received gift by just about anyone, should you wish to part with it.  Not me.

Comments

jill pratt said…
Yum! I was just complaining to Sadie this morning that we never got around to making that blackberry cobbler...bummer. Maybe we'll have to come back :)
Amy said…
I just posted about the cobbler today. Sorry we didn't make it while you were here. Perhaps you'll have to whip one up yourself! Miss you all.
--Amy

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