|The Time is Right for Berry Smushing|
Recipe by Satya
When my friend Satya told me about her smushberry sandwich summer tradition, I thought that it was perfect fare for the Teddy Bears’ Picnic, but more novel than delicious for most humans. When put to the test though, the delight of smushberry sandwiches was not just in the smushing, but in the flavor and texture of the sandwich: light, fruity, moist, with a bit of crunch. What are smushberries? “Blackberries, silly!” says Satya. It turns out that raspberries are equally smushable, and can be used in combination with the blackberries if you like.
|Simple Sandwich Prep|
|My Favorite Bread is Smushberry Friendly|
makes 2 sandwiches
4 slices wholesome, tasty bread
2 half pints blackberries (or 1 each blackberry and raspberry)
honey (if needed)
Toast the bread until golden (or not). Lightly butter each slice.
Taste berries to determine tartness, and add a light coat of honey to one half of each sandwich if desired.
Add as many berries as possible to one side of each sandwich.
SMUSH each sandwich together. If the sandwich is thin, open it again and add more berries. Smush it again. Repeat till your sandwich looks appropriately hearty, with perhaps ½ inch of berry filling.