I have been having a love affair this year with…Julia Childs Berry Clafoutis. Maybe someday I’ll complete that sentence with news in the romance department but in the meantime, I’m not complaining a bit about settling with this simple, custardy fruit dessert. Clafoutis is kind of a cross between a cake and a pudding and it is everything, This year it’s a simple pleasure that’s been like a little salvation.
There was a time an Easy Mixed Berry Crisp like this was a big splurge, but with berries so available these days, fresh and frozen and so much more reasonably priced then they used to be, it’s a much more affordable splurge. And this Easy Mixed Berry Crisp is so worth it. It’s super simple but the berry flavor is outstanding.
Every year I go through the same thing. I see the small signs of fall coming, but I just ignore them. I never want summer to end and I never want to think about our Minnesota winter to come. But one thing that’s a sure sign of that impending change of seasons is what I want to eat and how I want to cook. And today I was thinking Berry Souffle Pancakes.
I’m going to call this recipe for Sheetpan Strawberry Shortcake the last “hurrah” of summer. And you’ll notice I didn’t just stop at Strawberries for this shortcake and tossed on a few blueberries and raspberries, too. Really you can use any berries or for that matter, whatever fruit you think might be good on it!
I hope everyone had a happy (and safe) 4th of July. I had all kinds of great blogging plans for some spectacular Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes and a few other party recipes but then I got derailed. Completely foiled. That just happens sometimes at the folks. I make something and it disappears before I can even get a photo…let alone formally serve it. I guess that’s a compliment, lol!! Those posts will be coming soon because I plan on posting lots of quick fun summer food, so stay tuned. They’ll still be perfect for all the summer parties yet to come, but in the meantime, enjoy these Blackberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles.