Mindfulness & Blueberry Crisp

I woke up this morning with the urge to make blueberry crisp. I thought I was going to make a pie but my patience and lack of a rolling pin made me decide otherwise. So a crisp was made! Blueberries are by far my favorite fruit. I love how tart and sweet they are, as well as self contained.

A baker’s space.

There’s a sense of peace I find while I’m baking. I find comfort in my recipes; they act as lil’ guides for this delicious journey. It’s the only time that I  am completely mindful of my actions, my senses and my intent. Measure one cup of flour, feel the dough, look for the texture, smell the blueberries releasing their juices. Baking is a whole body experience and the connection I feel with my food is never more prominent than when I have my hands covered in dough.

Serve with fresh whipped cream or ice cream.

This crisp is definitely more on the tart side with so little sugar added in. It has just a hint of bourbon for flavor that you can just barely detect. Add another tbsp for a real bourbon zing. You can top it off with fresh whipped cream or ice cream, or do as we did in the garden and just ate it as it was. My taste testers were very happy for free treats!

Blueberry Crisp

  • 1 heaping cup of flour
  • 1 cup butter, 1/2″ cubes
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 heaping pint of blueberries
  • 1 tbsp bourbon
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 almonds, chopped
  1. In a large bowl, mix the butter cubes into the flour, a few cubes at a time. Use a fork or a pastry blender to crumble it. The texture should resemble pebbles. Put in the fridge for 10 minutes if the butter starts to get too soft to crumble.
  2. Add the sugar and almonds, mixing in the same fashion. Cover and let sit in the fridge for a half hour, an hour if you can.
  3. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 400.
  4. In a 9-inch dish, gently mix the blueberries with the bourbon and cinnamon. Set aside.
  5. When the flour/butter mixture has chilled, pour an even layer over the blueberries. Resist the urge to press it down- the crumble needs air and space.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes, until the juices start bubbling and the crumble turns golden brown. Enjoy!

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

2 thoughts on “Mindfulness & Blueberry Crisp”

  1. I really related to the peace and presence you described while baking. I don’t bake much but this recipe seems fairly easy and I too adore blueberries. What else could I use besides bourbon if I want no alcohol in this dish?

    Also, your photography is great. What kind of camera are you using?

    1. You can toss the blueberries with pretty much anything! If you want it to be sweeter, use 1 tbsp natural maple syrup. Otherwise, just sprinkle the blueberries with lemon juice (if the blueberries aren’t already tart), cinnamon, ginger and/or nutmeg. The juices from the blueberries will do all of the work. If you do end up making this recipe, let me know how it goes!

      I’m using my iPhone currently! I’m surprised by how decent the camera is. Thanks for sharing & commenting!

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