When do you change up your eating routine?
Personally I find that my dietary habits vary most dramatically during the summer months.
Get me away from the heavy, the saturated, the towering and the stuffed. Bring on the juicy, the puffy and the wafer-thin.
In addition, my already minimalistic approach to plate design becomes even more basic: we’re talking an aggressively perceptible shift from ‘make that look pretty’ to ‘it’s simply too hot for me to care especially since it all ends up in the same place’.
Which would explain why literal hot messes such as crisps, crumbles and cobblers make regular appearances at my summer dessert table.
Blackberries are abundant in this part of the country, and when they’re plump and ripe and practically perfect such as they are right now, I rarely pass them by. But the cool thing about a dessert like this is that you can adapt it to feature the berry or even stone fruit of your choosing.
Just be sure to remember the vanilla ice cream or freshly whipped stuff. And brace for a mess. Or don’t! It’s summer, and you’re having too much fun to care.