baking weather

In Arizona we don’t get a lot of wintery weather. This past week was a crazy exception when we were deluged with what seemed to be the pent up wrath of the rain gods. It’s been raining non-stop all week – we even had tornado warnings last night. This is big news for desert dwellers as demonstrated by the incessant coverage on every local news station.

Something about being stuck indoors during gloomy weather always makes me want to bake. Last night I decided to improvise with ingredients we had at home. One of my favorite desserts is baked fruit and I’m constantly experimenting with new variations of recipes. One of my favorite parts of making this type of dessert is that no measuring is required – bliss for a non-mathematical person like myself.

Last night’s version involved strawberries and apples.

I melted some butter in a bowl and tossed the fruit in it. Next I added some spoonfuls of flour and a sprinkling of sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt until all the fruit was coated.

I threw it all into a greased pie pan and baked it at 350 for 25 minutes. Serving it with ice cream takes away from the healthiness but is exactly what it needs.

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