The last time I wrote a blog post (2 months ago) we were not in the throes of a global pandemic. Really did not think I would be typing that sentence anytime in my life, but here we are. With all the uncertainty and fear that so many people are facing, writing about recipes and desserts almost feels a little callous. I’ve kept my distance on posting things like this for fear of coming off as frivolous, but in reality everyone needs to eat. I have since realized that cooking and caring and providing for others is one of the greatest comforts in my life, and in truth we need that now more than ever.
I found myself with a pint of strawberries on their last leg, not enough to make a large dessert, but enough for something. So I created a simple little dessert that brought me joy and didn’t wipe out my pantry stock of items that are hard to find right now, like flour and sugar. Small batch desserts are perfect when you want to bake, but don’t want to use up the limited ingredients you may have on hand. I hope this small thing brings you and yours some joy and provides a small escape from what’s going on. Happy eating!
TIPS FOR BAKING EASY STRAWBERRY CRISP FOR TWO
This recipe can be subbed to work in whatever you have on hand! Only have frozen strawberries? That’s fine! Just add an extra teaspoon of cornstarch. Don’t have strawberries but you have blueberries or pears or apples instead? That’s fine too! Sub whatever you have in. Don’t have brown sugar? Throw regular sugar in! No butter? Use a neutral oil in its place. This recipe shouldn’t be stressful, just a little sweetness to brighten a tough time. Now, more than ever, is the time to experiment with what you have on hand!
If you need any other suggestions, or have questions, drop them in the comments section below!