Recipe adapted from Weight Watchers & Joy
Happy 11/11/11 at 11:11! I’ve heard a few predictions about what will happen at this time, from 1111 celestial beings helping us humans make our dreams come true to the mouth of hell opening up on earth. I’m going with the former. In any case, something unusual could happen…like baking with fresh strawberries in November!
|Last of 2011 Strawberries|
I used Trader Joe’s mixed wholegrain cereal for the topping, but regular oatmeal will work fine too. Kudos to Weight Watchers for the idea of substituting canola oil for half of the butter, cutting down on the saturated fat.
Happy 11/11/11 at 11:11:11. May you be blessed by 1111 celestial beings!
1 basket strawberries, about 2 cups
½ tsp. grated orange zest
2 – 4 tsp. raw sugar (evaporated cane juice)
¼ cup wholegrain cereal (oatmeal, etc.)
3 tbsp. flour
2 tsp. brown sugar
dash of salt
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. canola oil
Hull and slice strawberries. Stir in raw sugar to taste. In November, you will probably need more sugar in your fresh strawberries than in June! Add orange zest and cornstarch and mix thoroughly. Set aside.
Make the topping: Mix wholegrain cereal together with flour, brown sugar, and salt. Work in butter, using your hands, till mixture is crumbly. Add canola oil and mix again with hands.
|Ready for the Oven|
Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 – 25 minutes. Serve warm or cold.