Dienstag, 16. August 2011

TWD: Tropical Crumble

Another recipe that would have been on my top3-list for my very own, first pick, that will probably never come... the more I was pleased to see that after last week, another one of the remaining recipes that appeal most to me was chosen.
This week it was Gaye of Laws of the Kitchen who did opt for this week's TWD. Go to her page to find the recipe, or have a look in Dorie's book on pp. 418-419!

I really like crumbles a lot because I adore anything streusel! And crumbles are always a great dessert, because they have plenty of fruits. I like that they are so easily made and you have so many options to combine flavours and textures. Mangos are great, even though I dislike peeling an cutting them due to their slickiness.

However, I must have made something terribly wrong. I made it a bit in advance, because I just came back from an extended weekend trip to Hamburg and made it before I left. Still - although some days ellapsed, I have no idea what went wrong. I ended up with a whole mess of fatfatfat. The amount of butter for the filling was so much too much, you can't imagine. In Europe, we have other measures so I guess I made a wrong calculation. But something like that never ever happened to me. I am not speaking about a bit too much butter. The topping never got firm, not after 45mins, not after an hour, never. There was a soup of butter covering everything. I am baking along with the group since almost two years and I never did throw away anything. But this time I had to, because there was no way to save all the good mangos and bananas. What a pitty!

The pictures show a "test-piece" I made, where the butter-soup did not show up as much, but when I tried to taste it it was also so terribly much too much butter, you have no idea!
Sorry Gaye, I really don't know what went wrong - I tried my best. Maybe I will try this another time and just cut back the butter on my own.

5 Kommentare:

  1. So sorry this didn't work out for you - it looks perfectly lovely, though!

  2. Alvarose, I think most people thought there was too much butter in the recipe. All the same, your dessert looks great! Thanks for baking with me this week.

  3. I love crumbles, too, and my topping sort of melted into the fruits. I blamed it on using pineapple instead of bananas, but I don't think that was the problem. It tasted good, so that's all that matters.

  4. sorry this one didn't work out for you :( I thought it was too much butter, too, but it was still good

  5. I think this topping gave a lot of people trouble! I hope if you try it again with less butter it will work for you.