Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Oh dear. I'd better post about this soon before rhubarb disappears from the grocery store shelves completely.
The truth is, I made this at least two months ago but just hadn't gotten around to posting about it. And, I must apologize, because you could have been making this lovely crisp for the last few weeks. It really is one of the better crisp (crumble?) recipes I've ever made--and I've made a lot of them.
The secret is, naturally, in the topping. Ina blends in quick-cooking oats--who would have thought? It turns the mixture into a crumbly cookie-like thing--you'll have to try it for yourself. At the moment, as I'm poised to run into the kitchen and fix a slap-dash dinner, I have neither the time nor the adjectives to do it justice. All I can say is, I was taking a spoon to the baking dish for days after I made this (in the morning or afternoon with only the dog as my witness), and the topping somehow retained crunch.
My only edit was to reduce the orange juice just a shade--I was a little short on fruit and was worried it would be soupy. It turned out to be a good call. The crisp was the perfect amount of juicy without being runny.
Make this and I promise at least one person will fall in love with you.