Jan 17, 2011

Strawberry Crunch

Strawberry Crunch

And one more old guestpost revived on Kayotic Kitchen. Not just because my kiddo came down with H1N1 flu and is very sick, but also because it would be close to a venial sin to let this recipe go to waste.

Old and bad photography, but a wonderfully simple and tasty recipe. This dessert hits all the right spots and—when strawberries are in season—won’t break the bank. Must say that this is my favorite dessert. And that means something coming from me, the woman who seldom to never eats dessert.

Make this with a few leftover cookies (yeah, I know: none of you have any leftover cookies, ever. Right?) and eat it straight from the oven with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream and you’ll be just as hooked as I am.


8 oz fresh strawberries
4 chocolate chip cookies
1 heaping tsp orange zest
1 tbsp sugar (or vanilla sugar)
1 tbsp melted butter
vanilla yogurt or ice cream (optional)


Preheat your oven to 350F° (175C°).

You’ll need a heaping tsp orange zest. This will do yummy things to the flavor.
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I like photos of swimming fruit, But well, washing fruit before you eat it is kind of important, too.
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Remove the crown and slice the strawberries in half. Cut the really big ones in four and add them to the orange zest.
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Sprinkle the granulated sugar on top of the berries.
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Dig your hands in there and mix it all up. Then lick your fingers, just because you can.
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Go wash your hands now. Come on, you licked your fingers! I know you did.

The cookies. You can use any kind of cookies for this, but choc chip works so well. Match made in gustatory heaven. These were (if I remember correctly) cranberry and white chocolate cookies.
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Grab yourself an oven dish or individual dishes. Place the strawberries in there and mix them up with coarsely crumbled cookies.
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Drizzle the melted butter all over.
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Pop it in the oven and bake at 350F° (175C°) for 7 minutes. This will smell insanely good.

Serve with whipping cream, ice cream or unsweetened vanilla yogurt, which is my favorite. The warm crunchy cookies and soft sweet strawberries against the cool yoghurt is delicious.
Strawberry Crunch

Strawberry Crunch
    8 oz fresh strawberries
    4 chocolate chip cookies
    1 heaping tsp orange zest
    1 tbsp sugar (or vanilla sugar)
    1 tbsp melted butter
    vanilla yogurt or ice cream (optional)
    1 tsp white wine vinegar
    Wash the strawberries, remove their crown and cut them in half. Cut the really big ones in four. Grate the orange zest and add it to the berries, along with 1 tbsp sugar or vanilla sugar. Mix it all up.

    Place the strawberries in a baking dish, crumble the cookies and mix them in with the strawberries. Drizzle the butter all over. Pop it in the oven and bake at 350F° (175C°) for 7 minutes

    Serve with whipping cream, ice cream or unsweetened vanilla yogurt.
Meal type: dessert
Servings: 2 to 4
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    1. 1

      I was wondering where you’ve been. Hope your little fella gets well soon.
      The county I live in is in the rugged mountains. There have been very few documented cases of actual H1N1. I am home most of the time and I use essential oils in a diffuser, and Thieves hand soap in the kitchen and both bathrooms , Thieves toothpaste and mouthwash, and I carry waterless hand purifier in my purse. My system is compri-mized and a strong flu could be lethal. I swear by the oils. Do you know any Young Living distributors where you are? I think that the oils could help your son and keep house members cootie-proof.              The oils that are approved for injestion are wonderful food flavorings. Peppermint, tangerine, lemon, orange, clove, dill… use only a few drops in the cake or cupcake or frosting batches. These are pure and strong. I know of a cupcake bakery in San Francisco that uses them, and he sells consistently well. Delicious!

      Linda at Pink Elephants Coffee,LLC on Jan 17, 2011 @ 10:04 am Reply
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      This looks to die for! Strawberries and cookies? Sign me up!

      Katrina on Jan 17, 2011 @ 10:16 am Reply
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      What a fabulous dessert, Kay! Chocolate chip cookies – yum! Strawberries – yum! Vanilla yogurt – yum again!! Great job on this one!

      Lana @ Never Enough Thyme on Jan 17, 2011 @ 1:23 pm Reply
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      What a unique treat!  I’d love to try this :).

      Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets on Jan 17, 2011 @ 2:38 pm Reply
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      Hope your baby feels better/is better very soon!

      Kylee on Jan 17, 2011 @ 6:32 pm Reply
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      Mmmmm, looks fantastic! Yum! :)

      sara on Jan 17, 2011 @ 6:55 pm Reply
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      Oh, Kay  I am so sorry to hear of your lil’ guy being so ill.  I do hope he is up to mischief quickly.  It’s so hard to be a mom, but ever rewarding.
      I remember this recipe!  Thanks for sharing again!

      ek on Jan 17, 2011 @ 11:58 pm Reply
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      makes me hungry.

      foodbin on Jan 18, 2011 @ 3:00 pm Reply
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      nice and easy, i’m keeping this in mind for a quick dessert :) thanks for posting this

      dillon on Jan 18, 2011 @ 4:54 pm Reply
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      Hi Kay. I’m sorry to hear your little boy has that flu. I hope he feels better very very soon!

      My Little Expat Kitchen on Jan 18, 2011 @ 6:04 pm Reply
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      Poor boy! I had H1N1 last year and it is NOT FUN. Lots and lots of sleep and fluids!

      Millie on Jan 18, 2011 @ 8:29 pm Reply
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      It’s so hard when the babies aren’t feeling well — you give them soup, love, tea, and sleep.  It seems like you should do so much more, but you know, that’s all they need.
      Here’s hoping he starts being crabby soon — it’s a sure sign of the beginnings of feeling better.

      Deb in Indiana on Jan 19, 2011 @ 4:11 am Reply
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      Hey Kay, nice to meet you!
      I found your blog shearcing for a chicken satay’s recipe!
      I love it, it’s a cute and yummy space, I love you recipes and your photos!
      This strawberries sweetie is amazing, you were right to post it,even if I don’t have any leftover cookie, never!
      I’m an italian foodblogger, come and visit my blog whenever you want!

      meggy on Jan 20, 2011 @ 3:47 pm Reply
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      Looks amazing!  Will surely try it!  Thanks for posting!

      Manu @ Chez Manu - Italian Home Cooking on Jan 22, 2011 @ 11:58 am Reply
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      Looks yummy!
      I have a question about the butter you used. It looks so thick and white, unlike what melted butter usually looks like.

      Karohemd on Jan 24, 2011 @ 2:21 pm Reply
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      That’s because it’s not melted butter. Overhere they sell liquid butter, so no need for me to melt it :)

      Kay on Jan 24, 2011 @ 2:32 pm Reply
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      o_O What’s in it to keep it runny? Oil?

      Karohemd on Jan 24, 2011 @ 2:56 pm Reply
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      No idea, guessing they mixed it with oil.

      Kay on Jan 24, 2011 @ 2:59 pm Reply
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      Dit ziet er superlekker uit! Bedankt voor al je lekkere recepten en je mooie site. Ik zoek altijd recepten en kookboeken uit met foto’s, en jij maakt echt supermooie foto’s!  Bedankt!

      Bianca on Jan 26, 2011 @ 7:38 pm Reply
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      What a wonderful recipe! Strawberry and citrus is a common pairing, and so is chocolate with various fruits. Putting all three together, that’s a great notion! Thank you for sharing!

      Steve G. on May 18, 2011 @ 9:32 am Reply

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