Saturday, August 2, 2008

Peach Crisp

Yesterday we bought some peaches from a fruit vendor near Oji station. They were five for 500yen which is a pretty good deal around these parts. I wanted to bake something not so intensive last night so I decided to use one of the peaches and another one we already had to make peach crisp.

Peach Crisp for two
2 large peaches dash of cinnamon dash of ginger
2tsp tapioca

1/4c butter 1/2c rolled oats 1tbsp bran 1tbsp brown sugar dash of cinnamon dash of ginger
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Mix the filling ingredients together and put in glass baking dish. Put all topping ingredients in a small bowl and mix like pastry. Put over the filling and press down a bit. Bake for 30min and let sit at least 10min before serving to allow tapioca to absorb extra peach juice. Serve with ice cream if dessert or alone for breakfast.

Peaches in Japan are pretty bland but the crisp tasted like a little bit of home. I really miss my mom's apple crisp because the like the peaches, apples are also on the bland side in Japan. Japanese fruit growers seem to favor large, beautiful but tasteless fruit. I'll take the deformed, flavorful ones any day.

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