Friday, June 2, 2023

Cottage Tea & Strawberry Crumble

Cottage Tea: Strawberry Crumble
A steaming cup of mint tea and a strawberry crumble. It is really simple, to pause and have a drink. 
Strawberry Crumble
A strawberry crumble makes every break better. 

Strawberry Crumble

So I went to the garden and picked a bunch of lilacs and the smell was amazing! I took some strawberries I was gifted and made a crumble. Have you ever made a crumble with a bottom crumb layer as well as the top? I discovered this recipe a few months ago. It is delicious. I found the recipe here: Ultimate Berry Crumble.  A simple cottage tea can bring peace of mind. Where do you find your tranquility?

 Strawberry Crumble

2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup cold butter
2 large egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Fruit filling:
3 cups of strawberries, washed, stemmed, and cut up (could be frozen)
1/3 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 teaspoons of lemon juice (used bottled)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Make crumble: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Stir until combined. Cut up cold butter and incorporate with a pastry cutter. Mix until a coarse texture. Stir in egg yolks, vanilla, and apple cider vinegar and mix briefly. The mixture will have some coarse crumbs and some small dry crumbs. Set the crumble aside. 
Make filling: Combine all strawberries in a large bowl. Add sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice. Mix until cornstarch is dissolved. 
Put half of the crumble in the bottom of baking dish (I used a 9-inch deep dish pie plate.)  Can use a 2 quart baking dish. Press the mixture down with the bottom of a cup until well compacted. Spread the berry filling on top of this. Sprinkle the remaining crumble over the top of the berries and squeeze some of the crumble into clumps. 
Bake in a preheated oven until the top is browned. 40-45 minutes. Let set for 30 minutes after baked and then serve.  
(Recipe adapted from: The Ultimate Berry Crumble at

In Victory,


Bernideen said...

Thrilled to see you blogging again! I will put a link up to you at my blog! And cooking and baking - how wonderful!

The Charm of Home said...

Thank you so much Bernideen!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

I bet I could even do this! What could be better than crumble top and bottom? Yum! J.