Friday, November 7, 2008

Four Foods on Friday #54 - Election theme

#1. Name a food you like that uses a red sauce or anything red in it.

Inspired by Wandering the World's strawberry jam answer, I'll say fresh strawberry smoothies. My mom used to take us out strawberry picking so we could fill the freezer and have berries year round. It was HOT in the fields in Florida! After picking though, the sales office had vanilla ice cream and a blender... add in sun soaked, perfectly ripe, right off the bush strawberries... oh my...

#2. Name a food you like with whipped cream in it or on it.

One cup leftover strong coffee (good coffee), couple scoops vanilla ice cream, few tablespoons of kahluha, blend. Add whipped cream.

#3. Name a food you like with blueberry in it.

Muffins!

#4. Share a recipe for pasta or dessert or a beverage.

Ok, here's red white and blue...

Berry Cobbler with coconut walnut topping
(use strawberries for red, blueberries - add whipped cream - there ya go. And this is an easy recipe - go for kids to help with.)

Filling
4 cups mixed berries (i.e. blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, boysenberries, strawberries), fresh or frozen
1/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp instant tapioca
1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
Topping
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
4 Tbsp (1/4 cup) cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a 9x9 inch baking dish.
2 In a large bowl, mix together the filling ingredients - berries, sugar, tapioca, and lemon juice. Pour into the baking dish.
3 In a medium sized bowl, stir together the flour, coconut, sugar, walnuts, baking powder and salt from the topping ingredients. Use your fingers to mix in the cubes of butter. Rub the butter into the other ingredients until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
4 Sprinkle the topping over the filling. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and crispy, and the filling is bubbling.
5 Let cool for at least an hour. Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Makes 6 servings.
From Simply Recipes

8 comments:

Danie said...

I can't wait to try that recipe! Thanks!

Expat Mom said...

Oooh, the coffee one sounds delicious. Too bad I don`t drink coffee anymore. Nothing like a good hot chocolate with whipped cream, though.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Strawberry smoothies!!!!! *dies from latest Four Foods inspired craving* That sounds so tasty and fresh and yummy!!!! :)

Karen said...

Yummm! That would be a good incentive to pick berries! I picked a whole summer as my job. I ate them too. shhh

Celticspirit said...

That recipe sounds amazing....and it's probably on the healthy side too.I'm printing it out so I can try it one of these days.

Mama Seoul said...

Several summery answers, but it doesn't matter where you are!

corrin said...

The coffee and ice cream combo sounds delightful!

Sheri/Cookingmom said...

That coffee milkshake sounds so delicious. I need to make that soon!