Oh, Chuck, do I really seem like the type of person to go by a recipe, or measure ingredients, or anything like that? I wing it every time, but I can give it a shot.Ginger Plum CrispA whole bunch of plums from the backyard, like enough to fill a 3-qt lasagna pan two-thirds full2 Tbsp. or more Lemon Juice1 cup all purpose flour2 cups rolled oats - not instant1 cup fancy brown sugar1 tsp. salt4 tsp. ground cinnamon4 tsp. ground gingerChunks of crystallized ginger2/3 cup butter - softened but not melted1. Preheat oven to 375F and butter the sides and bottom of a 3 quart baking dish.2. Cut the plums in half, discard pits, and put them (skins and all)into the dish.3. Mix in the chunks of crystallized ginger.4. Sprinkle with lemon juice.5. Combine dry ingredients and add softened butter.6. Mix well until coarse crumbs are formed.7. Sprinkle crumbs evenly over apples.8. Bake 45-60 mins -- basically until the plums really get to bubbling hardcore and the crust seems done. Please note that the resulting dish is spicy, tart, and not as sweet as most desserts.
Sweet... I was looking for the petition after reading the post, but I see that Julie caved already. Winging it is my kind of baking. (Hence I suck at things that require precision. Like bread.) And it looks yum. :)Btw, seriously... Krautrock?!?! lol.
The Slim Device music computer thing is my husband's deal, though I also love it. I'm not sure what all bands are listed under Krautrock, but I'd bet that Can is there. He loves Can.Last year I made plum pies instead of plum crisp. Not only is plum crisp easier, I think I like it better. I think it's probably pretty hard to fail at plum crisp.Plus, since there's no eggs or anything like that involved, there's no need to be scared of trying the raw crust part and seeing if you like the taste before you bake it.
I listened to Can a lot when I was in college. Holger Czukay and all that stuff. The Geraldine Fibbers do a cover of You Doo Right on their final album. I saw 'em do it live before the album came out; it caught me off-guard and really blew my mind. "Drum beats 21 hours a day..."
Yum! Thanks for campaigning for that recipe, Chuck! And of course, thank YOU Julie!
Thanks for asking me to do this, Chuck. Because I am about to use it as a reference!
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