Tuesdays with Dorie: Strawberry-Lime Crisp

Tuesday, April 12



Sarah, of the lovely blog, Teapots and Cake Stands, chose this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. And even though a lot of us searched everywhere for rhubarb (I even called a few stores, which, for someone who hates looking up numbers and talking to random people on the phone, is saying a lot) only a lucky handful were able to find the elusive stalks. However, TWD bakers have never let a rogue ingredient foil our obsessive love for baking ...especially when there are strawberries involved and it's early Spring. Big surprise, I turned to citrus. Limes and strawberries make me think of warm weather cocktails, sand-covered sandals, and windy afternoons trying to recover from both. I can't wait for summer! :)

I followed the recipe as written, save for the use of limes instead of rhubarb. All I did was rub the zest of three limes into the sugar before mixing it into the strawberries. The result was a light, perky crisp that looked forward to spring yet, because of the oatmeal crust and crumble, was still reminiscent of autumn. A sweet, gentle push into the coming months. For the complete recipe, please visit Sarah's blog by clicking here!

14 comments:

  1. Lime--what a great idea. I learn so much from other bakers. Have a great day.

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  2. A lovely combination of flavors, yummy!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  3. Sorry about the Photobucket maintenance, I'm hoping that I'll have a background again soon. :)

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  4. I love, love, love the thought of lime with strawberry - I bet this was out of this world! :)

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  5. I'm not sure what it is with rhubarb this year. I haven't been able to get it from my usual sources, so I went to the nursery this weekend a bought a plant. That should solve my future supply problems. However your strawberry lime version looks perfect and I have both strawberries and limes in the garden.
    Mimi

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  6. I bet this was really good with lime. I used frozen rhubarb with worked perfectly. I really liked this crisp!

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  7. It looks good and crispy!! Great job!

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  8. I see that you've got your background back, looking as great as always. This crisp looks just wonderful, and the strawberry lime combination sounds fabulous.

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  9. Mmmmmm strawberries and lime - what a great idea! It definitely makes me think of a warm beach vacation somewhere :) Your crisp looks wonderful!

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  10. i love strawberries and citrus together, and I bet the lime added a bit of tartness to the sweet strawberries. Your site looks nice--I came by last night and was a bit alarmed! Yes, I am rhubarb-obsessed.
    :)
    It seems to be everywhere now that I am without a kitchen for the month!

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  11. @Mary, Sorry about the strange background yesterday, luckily Photobucket was able to figure out the problem!

    I can't imagine not having a kicthen for a month! But I'm sure it will just make you appreciate it even more once it's back in running order. :)

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  12. Lovely looking crisp! I absolutely love dishes like this, and I will bet the lime added a nice lightness to the overall dish. Beautiful.

    You know, by incorporating a little rum, you would almost have a "strawberry daiquiri crisp!" :)

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  13. yes, i usually think of crisps as an autumn dessert, but it was great with spring-time fruits.

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  14. This looks like one for my Mum. Thanks so much; I'm going to surprise her with this one day soon!

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