Crumble: A British name for a blend of berries or other fruit with a textured sugary topping, often with oats; the result is all but synonymous with a crisp. Our individual servings include rhubarb, strawberries, and raspberries nestled under an oatless blend of butter, brown sugar, flour, salt, and grated orange zest.
This recipe from my new cookbook, Not Your Mother's Casseroles, is perhaps the perfect expression of what I love about casseroles. It's quick and easy — a modern, lightened-up version of a "dump-and-mix" dish, where you open up a few cans and mix everything together. But it also has fresh flavors, lighter dairy, and — the best part — no pasta. Instead, protein-rich, toothsome chickpeas take center stage.
Maple Pumpkin Spice Bread :: substitute canned pumpkin puree, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon with fresh pureed 1c kabocha, 1 tsp fresh ginger, and 1tsp cinnamon stick in a food processor. not a 'tastes like pumpkin pie' bread