i had to make a dessert for the kid's school's teacher appreciation luncheon the other day, so i thought - why not make dessert for us as well?
this isn't really a proper crumble, it's more in between a coffee cake and a square (the version for the teachers was done in a round springform, so more on the cake end of things). in any case, it contains the best things in the world: butter, flour, and sugar. the three ingredients can be combined in so many different delicious ways. yum.
the teachers' version got filled with applesauce and topped with cinnamon; ours got orangette's roasted rhubarb and topped with a bit of nutmeg and ginger.
so good! it was gone in no time!
coffee cake crumble
1 cup sugar
1 cup soft butter
2 1/2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 cups applesauce, roasted rhubarb, or similar cooked fruit concoction
2 tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (or other spices)
cream butter and sugar.
sift together flour and baking powder; mix into butter. use your hands.
press half the dough into the bottom of a baking dish (if using a springform to make it cake-like, press it up the sides to prevent leakage).
fill with fruit filling.
crumble remaining dough over top.
combine sugar and spice, sprinkle over top.
bake 30 minutes at 350f.