The baking need arose from a container of plums I got from Costco a couple of days ago. I was about to purchase $9 cherries, when I spotted $5 plums. I made a quick switch. Once I got the plums home, I realized that they were extremely ripe. They were so ripe that they tasted a little like pears. These would need to star in a crumble or a crisp real soon.
Once I realized that I wouldn't finish the sewing project I was working on in time, I decided to take a break and head to the kitchen. Here's what I came up with: a plum crisp. I adapted the recipe from Baking Illustrated. If you've read my blog in the past, you know I am an America's Test Kitchen believer.
Starting here was a no-brainer since I had limited time and patience. (I wanted to get back to the other hobby.) This recipe was amazingly simple. I think it went together in less than 20 minutes.
Make the topping first. Flour, brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg (freshly ground, please) and salt go for a spin in the food processor. It's been a while since Miracle and I have hung out.
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