Thursday, 28 September 2017

Autumn Journal and a Recipe

Since I have no talent for sketching, my journal will probably be mainly collage.  I left the cover of the journal as it was and have the first three pages done.

 I thought I'd post the recipe I use for my crisps. I make a big recipe and store it in the fridge in a covered container so it's very quick to prepare the fruit, sprinkle some of the topping on and bake at 350 degrees until nice and golden brown. Probably half an hour or a bit more. ( I tend to be haphazard about times etc. Sorry.)

                          Topping for Fruit Crisp

2 cups flour 
2 cups rolled oats 
1 1/4 cup brown sugar ( or more if you like things sweeter).
1 tsp cinnamon 
1/2 cup butter or margarine, cut in pieces

Reserve 1 cup of the rolled oats. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a food processor until well mixed.
Add the last cup of oats and you're done.
The reason I add that cup last is because the food processor chops it so fine and we like more texture. 
If you make the recipe using a pastry cutter you can add that last cup right from the start. 

If you do try it please let me know if you were happy with the results. I think it's really hard to mess up a crisp. 

Thanks for visiting,

    Granny Marigold


  1. That sounds about like the recipe I used for an apple crisp recently. Very good.

  2. The pages in your journal are a delight. Great recipe.

  3. I've never thought about making up the crisp topping in advance, nor using the food processor. I guess if you're making up a lot, it pays to get the food processor dirty!!
    - Sheila :)

    1. It's so easy to make one or two at a time using those medium sized ramekins. Use frozen fruit like blueberries and just bake longer than when using fresh fruit. I saw the frozen mixed berries were on sale
      at Save-on this week.

  4. Now, that is a BRILLIANT idea!!!!!!!

    Imagine how lovely it is, to have the "hard part," all done and waiting in the frig, to be sprinkled on???!!!???

    Gentle finally feels like Autumn hugs,
    Luna Crone

  5. An Autumn Journal...what a great idea. I love how you are decorating it
    Thank you for your Crisp recipe...I will definitely give it a try.
    Phoebe x

  6. Your journal is gorgeous!! I just love how everyone's journal is different, so unique :) Just lovely. Your recipe sounds a lot like ones I've used in the past to top a crisp or crumble. Yummy!

  7. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting!

  8. It's fun seeing how the journals are going. I made a journal once of lots of cut-out pages from magazines and etc. and it was just so pretty! Like yours! Happy Fall.

  9. Your journal is beautiful! Keep having fun filling it! :)

  10. The idea of collage is wonderful! Your colors and choices of verse are just right for fall!

  11. When my three boys were small, I used to mass produce the crumble topping and freeze each portion in it's own freezer bag. The portion thawed very quickly. Just added fruit and it made a quick and easy dessert. And with three boys, there was always ice cream to top it all off.

  12. I think all of the journals are lovely! I love yours, GM!
    I would like one small bite of apple crumble.