raspberries are my favorite fruit.
this is a bold statement, as i am completely wild about a few other fabulous fruits like strawberries and cherries.
but sweet red raspberries are my number one summer delight.
earlier this week, i had a beautiful bowl of the red beauties that looked like this...
perhaps you should come a little closer...
for a few weeks i've been eating them just like this, or on cereal, or with whipped cream...simple and delicious.
but i wanted to bake this particular bowl into a sweet treat.
i didn't have any fancy ingredients at home, just the standard eggs/milk/butter/sugar/flour combo.
so i searched and found this recipe for a raspberry buckle.
this is the kind of dessert you make when you only have the essentials. a buckle is just a rustic crumbly sweet cake with roasted fruit in it.
first, you make a buttery batter and put the raspberries on top...
then, you bake it until the batter puffs up, surrounds the roasted raspberries, and turns golden brown...
i sliced it and served it warm with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a huge dollop of whipped cream.
and i was in raspberry heaven.