Bread and Wine Project - Farmer's Market Blackberry Crisp

Welcome friends to the first ever Bread & Wine Project link up! I am so excited to begin building my arsenal of recipes that I love to make! I am also even more excited to see how the Lord uses this link up to push us to love our families and communities more intentionally. If you want to hear my full heart behind this link up, click the button on my side bar and check out the video! 

But the bottom line is this - this is more than a recipe link up. This is a place to be encouraged, to be challenged to think, and to push yourself to love your family and friends through really great food and Gospel centered hospitality! 


I am sharing a classic recipe today. Blackberry Crisp. Simple, and delicious, the perfect combo for an easy and go to dessert. The best part is that this can be made with any number of fruits...peaches, blueberries, strawberry/rhubarb, apples, pears...and the list goes on. This is a recipe that I can make in a pretty pie pan like this one pictures above, or I can make it for a crowd in a casserole pan, or I can dress it up my making it in individual ramekins. SO versatile.


Going to the Farmer's Market on Saturdays is one of my favorite weekend activities. So I look forward to getting yummy goodies every week. Some of my favorites lately have been fresh cheddar cheese, and chocolate milk from the creamery that comes, as well as fresh blackberries (that are the size of my thumb) and leeks!

So when we saw a massive container of blackberries for only $5 a few weeks back I knew I had to buy them, and I knew I had to make blackberry crisp. I think that blackberries are so yummy, they always take me back to my childhood upon the first bite. Back to the days of family walks, and picking blackberries in plastic buckets along the way. I remember always coming home and my mom would wash the berries and sprinkle them (generously) with sugar, and let us chow down. That was the epitome of summer to me growing up...blackberries after family walks. Ah.

Like I said, this is a simple recipe. You do not have to have any skills to make this, and it is such a comforting dessert that your guests will love it!


INGREDIENTS-

2 heaping cups of blackberries
1/3 cup cornstarch
1/3 cup white sugar

Topping-

1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup cold butter cubed

DIRECTIONS-

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Toss blackberries with cornstarch and sugar. Place in ramekins or a pie pan.

For topping, combine brown sugar, oats, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Then using a pastry cutter or two forks (or clean hands) cut the butter into the oat mixture until the topping resembles small peas. Sprinkle over the top of the berries until they are fully covered.

Bake in preheated oven until the top is golden brown and the blackberries are bubbling, about 30-40 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.




There ya have it. I also included in my post a few weeks back a couple questions and quotes about the table and food...Check them out here.

I think that is important in life to pay attention to the things that move us emotionally. These things matter, whether that is music, or creation, or design, or food...all of these things get to our gut, and should be listened to. So for me, food moves me...why? What is going on here? Well I think that the bottom line is food allows space for things totally unrelated to itself. 

What I mean is...around a meal you share yourself, the joys of your day, the struggles, the touch conversations and the happy ones. You learn people's stories, and build friendships. Community is built around food...you meet friends, old and new, for coffee, lunch, dessert....you meet for food. And yet, you meet for so much more. So how do these quotes strike me? Well they tell me that food is important because of all that it stands for, and all that comes with it! 

What do you think? Why is food important to you? 

A big thanks to my sweet cohost Rachel, of Rachel Rewritten! Make sure to follow her blog, she is a joy to know and you will be glad to know her as well! 

Rachel Rewritten was created as a space for me to find my voice and rewrite my story. I'm a newlywed who loves the Lord and loves trying to make our house a home. I believe that life is beautiful and deserves to be celebrated, from the big moments to all the little moments in between; and I hope that everyone leaves here with a little more joy than they came with!

Also, as a special happy to everyone who made it to the end of this incredibly long post here is a giveaway to kick off the link up! I am paring up with these sweet blog friends to bring you a copy of the Bread & Wine book, and a $50 Williams-Sonoma giftcard! Enter below! Winner will be announced Friday!


LINK UP RULES-
1. Follow your host and co host.
2. Share some love, comment on at least 2 other blogs!
3. ENJOY!