Mixed berry crumble (Bogurtlenli turta)

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*Turkce tarif icin sayfanin sonuna bakiniz…

I love berries… that sums it up for me…

I used to tear my wrists with bush thorns trying to pick blackberry… Such a trap for kids… But the joy that it provided every summer… just picking them up and eating right then and there… your hands all bloodied and your lips all blue-black from the fruit.

I am not sure who tops the list… Blueberries are much crispier and sweeter compared to the other berries. I have to stop myself from eating too much of it… Raspberries are just so tender, juicy and tart… Blackberries are like pinot noir to me… deeply tart and slightly sweet in the background… and in a bowl of blackberries, there is always that perfect one… perfectly soft, juicy and sour/sweet… like a sip of great wine… I think blackberries are the winner for me… if I cannot find any other berries, I can live with blackberries instead.

This following recipe is perfect when you have access to all 3 berries… if not, you can make it with what you have. It takes minutes to make, and perfect to put it in the oven on a whim. Although a big advocate for “fresh fruit”, I keep a big bag of “frozen mixed berries” in my freezer just so that I can bake whenever I want to with them…

Mixed Berry Crumble

My friend Aysin made this berry crumble when she came to visit us when I was pregnant… I still cannot forget the taste in my mouth when I first ate this… it never tasted the same :)… but it’s still very good…

  • 1 stick of butter (113 grams) , cold, cut up
  • 3 cups of mixed berries
  • 10 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • pinch salt

-In a medium size bowl mix the berries, vinegar and 4 tablespoons of sugar. let it stand for 15 minutes. (I do this first, by the time I am done with preparing the dough etc, 15 minutes is passed)

-Preheat oven to 400F.

– Put the flour, the rest of the sugar, cut up butter and salt in a food processor (not a mixer). Pulse the food processor until the dough resembles sand or bread crumbs. Don’t over-beat… but make sure all flour is mixed in. You might need to shake the holder a few times.

-In a 8″x10″ small baking dish, put 1/4 of dough and press very lightly with your palm, just enough to level and pack it. Put the berries on top… then pour the rest of the dough on top… Shake the baking dish just a little for the ingredients to mingle a bit. Stop as soon as you see the juices from the berries.

-Bake at 400F for 30 minutes until golden.

-Serve immediately on individual plates with ice cream or very cold heavy cream or creme fraiche…

Make the crumble on the day it will be eaten. This just didn’t taste even good when I tried it the next day… I was able to steal some leftovers the last time we made it and it was a disappointment for me the next day…

Until then… g.

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Recipe in Turkish

Bogurtlenli Turta

Cok sevdigim arkadasim Aysin, bu tarifi beni hamileyken ziyarete geldiginde yapmisti… Hala tadi damagimda… o tadi simdi alamasam da, bu turta bir enfes.

Aslinda, bu yaptigimiz tatlinin tam ismi Bogurtlenli Turta degil… 3 cins bogurtlengilden yapiliyor. Bogurtlen, ahududu ve karayemis kullaniliyor… Bogurtlengil kelimesi cok da cazip gelmediginden turtanin isminde kullanmayi tercih etmedim.  Turkiye’de yazin ucune ayni anda rastlamak mumkun. Ancak herhangi birini taze bulursaniz, ya da donmus bulursaniz kullabilirsiniz. “Crumble” denilen tatlilar da, turta hamurlarinin bicimlendirilmeden, oldugu gibi meyvelerin uzerine serpilmesiyle yapiliyor. Daha cok elmali, cevizli ve dikdortgen kesilen, kivami daha sert olan tariflere rastlamistim.. Bu tarif onlara kiyasla, daha sulu, ve kivami cok yumusak. Fotografta gordugunuz gibi kasikla sunumunun yapilmasinda bir sakinca yok… Eger onemli misafirinize yapmak isterseniz, kucuk toprak ya da porselen isiya dayanikli kaselerde yapmanizi tavsiye ederim…

  • 125 gram soguk, kucuk kesilmis tereyag
  • 3 bardak bogurtlen(gil)
  • 10 corba kasigi toz seker
  • 1 1/2 bardak un
  • 2 corba kasigi balsamik sirke (balsamik sirke kullanmiyorsaniz almanizi ve denemenizi tavsiye ederim. Veya yerine elma sirkesi kullanabilirsiniz)
  • bir tutam tuz

-Orta boy bir kapta meyveleri, balsamik sirkeyi ve 4 kasik sekeri karistirin. 15 dakika dinlendirin. (ben bu turtayi yapmaya karar verir vermez bu islemi yapiyorum. Sonradan diger malzemeleri hazirliyorum. Bu sirada 15 dakika gecmis oluyor)

-Firini 200C dereceye getirin.

– Unu, kalan sekeri, tereyagini ve tuzu mutfak robotuna koyun. (mikser kullanmayin. Rondo gibi bicakli bir robot kullanabilirsiniz. Robotunuz yoksa, ellenizde basparmaklarinizla unu ufalayarak turta hamuru yapabilirsiniz) Karisim kum veya ekmek kirintisi kivamina gelene kadar kisa darbelerle robotton gecirin.  Fazla karistirmamaya ozen gosterin, karisim hamur olmasin. Tum unun karismasina dikkat edin. Birkac kere robot haznesini sarsmaniz gerekebilir.

-In a 20cmx25cm buyuklugunde bir kaba hamurunuzun 1/4unu koyun. (Porselen veya toprak bir kapta pisirmeniz daha iyi olabilir. Borcam kullaniyorsaniz isi ayarlari her zaman ne ayarda pisiriyorsaniz onu kullanin.) Avucunuzun iciyle hamura cok hafifce bastirin. Uzerine meyveli karisimi dokun. Kalan hamuru da meyvelerin uzerine dokun. Pisirme kabini malzemelerin cok az karismasi icin sallayin. Meyvelerin pembe rengini gorur gormez durun.

-200C derecede 30 dakika uzeri pembelesinceye kadar pisirin.

-Uzerine dondurma, cok soguk cig krema koyarak tabaklarda hemen servis edin.

Afiyet olsun…

Turtayi yiyeceginiz gun pisirin. Sicak yemenizi tavsiye ederim. Son kez yaptigimizda, cok az ertesi gune kalmisti. Buyuk sevincle dolaptan cikarip yedigimde cok fena hayal kirikligina ugradim.

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One response to “Mixed berry crumble (Bogurtlenli turta)

  1. I love berries and this looks delicious!

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