Saturday, August 16, 2008

Flueberry Frumble Frie

One of the things me and Tony really love doing is laughing at each other and ourselves - it's a constant hobby and one we thoroughly enjoy. Plus, since we're really such bumbling fools-at-heart, there is really no end to material - it just rolls on in. One of Tony's specialty areas is the way in which he is forever reinventing names for something I've cooked in the past. On the weekends especially, he is always asking if I'm making this, that, or the other thing - because he is clearly calorie deprived and it is the weekend after all, hint hint.

So, these are some of the items he is constantly asking me to make:

Cloofette [That would mean the delectable Clafoutis.]

Scuffle Cake [Yeah, that's actually Souffle. I know.]

Oofda Eggs [Uh huh. This is Oeufs en Cocotte - sounds a bit more elegant the latter way, oui?]

Geejooblah Chocolate [Okay. Not self explanatory. Translation IS! Gianduja. Sinful.]

There are SO many more, and now I wish I'd written them down because I can't tell you how entertaining and mind boggling some of them are - I mean, Scuffle Cake? Almost a travesty. But not in this household. I'm not sure if it's just Guy Speak and he's determined to NOT remember the name of any fancy schmancy dish on purpose, or, if he's just trying to invent the most preposterous name he can possibly think of - to chap my ass and then make me giggle. Either way, it obviously works, huh?

Well anyway, I made a Flueberry Frumble Frie - better known to most of you as Blueberry Crumble Pie and is was so damn good I ran down the street without my pants on. Similar to the cherry dish that I just made - I asked Tony ahead of time if he liked blueberries. Well, what do YOU think? NO, of course - doesn't like them, never has, never liked blueberry pie, and blah blee blah blee I didn't even listen to the rest of it because what is the point. And afterward, of course, what do YOU think? He frickin' loved it. So then he ran down the street without his pants on.

Flueberry Frumble Frie (aka Blueberry Crumble Pie)

We adored this pie and it didn't last long in the house, it was such a treat. The filling is very sweet and satisfying - the touch of lemon zest is just divine. And the crumble topping? OH THE CRUMBLE TOPPING. Heavenly. Perfect. Lovely. So much better than a typical pie crust topping. The only downside to the pie is that we couldn't leave it alone - it was one of those desserts that when you have it around, it's addicting. So - you love it, but you hate it. Which means - it is really, really, REALLY good. And makes you run down the street without your pants on, apparently.

2 pints blueberries
2/3 c. sugar
3 t. cornstarch
1/2 t. finely chopped lemon zest

3/4 c. AP flour
1/2 c. dark brown sugar
6 T. butter, cut into small pieces

Use this crust recipe, with baking instructions below

Crumble: combine flour and sugar in processor until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture forms a crumble, don't over mix. Keep in fridge until ready to use.

Filling: in large bowl, combine all ingredients. Using back of a large spoon, crush about 20% of the blueberries to release the juices and thicken the filling.

Pie/crust: Preheat oven to 350F. Take your prepared pie tin (with dough in the tin, ready for baking, make sure you've poked holes in bottom of crust w/ fork) and line the dough with aluminum foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans. Bake until crimped edges are firm, about 10 minutes; remove foil and weights and bake until bottom is firm, about 10 minutes. Fill the crust with berry mixture and top with the crumble. Place on a lined baking sheet and baked until filling starts to bubble, 1 - 1 1/4 hours. Remove, and cool on a wire rack. Adapted from Martha Stewart. ENJOY!


Anonymous said...

Ooooh, so freautiful! The first picture looks like the edge of a lovely flueberry lake. You guys are too much fun. This recipe definitely looks like a keeper.

Anonymous said...

Mmm...blueberry crumble pie. Sounds divine!

My husband can't pronounce some fancy dessert names either. It took him forever to get 'profiterole.'

hungryandfrozen said...

Ooh, looks gorgeous. I love crumble, I love pie, and evidently they make fine bedfellows. My OH couldn't pronounce 'syllabub' at first, now he purposely says it wrong because for some reason I find it hysterical. Go figure :)

Anonymous said...

what a crazy name and love the invented names too! Cloofette rocks.
by the way, this looks like a really rich and the most ultimate blueberry crumble i've ever seeen. i'm totally keeping this recipe. i mean, save this for a rainy day and maybe knock the socks and pants of my dream boy. JOKES. x

Shaye said...

Ok, I'm so making this for a family reunion tomorrow! Awesome!

(And what is it about those Y-chromosome bearers? One of mine renamed Tabbouleh to "Kablooey!")

Anonymous said...

Yep, it's the male chromosome thing like others have said. I make quinoa salad and my husband calls it Keno Rice. WTF.

ALF said...


Anonymous said...

Ann: sometimes you run into the family food alergies and dislikes. Tony's brother was allergic to blueberries, hence the somewhat lukewarm to distastful greeting by my dear younger brother. What then happens is our introduction to such fare is usually not done well. For example, because of dad's allergies to shellfish-my first sampling of shimp was at the cafeteria at my college- ugh!

Anonymous said...

Now I have an image of you and and your husband, running down the road, eating pie. Without your pants on. And that is just not the image I need in my head on a Sunday afternoon. I'm just saying.

dharmamama said...

I say cloofette, too! Until I take a minute, slow down, and say it right. And, last I checked, I was not a guy. Of course, it's been a while since I ran down the street with no pants - things could have changed! Guess I need to make this flueberry frie!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

I think Scuffle Cake is much cooler that souffle! Tonyish is a wonderful language! I can see myself really hating this pie, just like you sayed! It looks flueberrilicious!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Alright. Uncle. It's official. You are my FAVORITE food/photog blogger. Wow, you make everything look so delicious.

I can practically smell it from here.

Anonymous said...

I want to come hang out with Tony and eat all of your yummy desserts that I can't pronounce either! When I attempt to make any of your recipes in the future and J asks what I'm making, I'm just going to point to the name and say 'that'! :)

I might have to start with this one it looks SO good!

grace said...

as it is, i refuse to say a word if i don't know how to say it properly, but i think i'll switch to tony's method and just completely massacre the word instead.
despite the fact that (or perhaps because) it results in a person running around half naked, i'd eat your pie. i'd eat it good.

NV said...

OMG, that looks SOOOOO good. You make me wish I baked.

At any rate, sounds like it was a good, pants-free weekend ... :-)

the Aspirant Abecedarian said...

This looks delicious! This might be my next baking adventure. Bravo!

Ann said...

Firefly: I would so swim in a flueberry lake. So.

Tanya: See? I'm convinced it's Guy Speak.

Laura: Syllabub! Love that! We made it one night, I'm even going to try to make him remember the name of that one...

Diva: Yep, Cloofette rocks, girl!

Shaye: I love Kabooley salad too, I haven't had it in so long. Guy Speak again...

Meagan: Keno rice! Guy Speak.

Alf: It was!

Anon: FINALLY, the mystery is solved! All this "no don't like that, never did" is more like "no, just never really had it". Could he just not say the latter? Oh my, the hurdles I must jump!

Cheap Chick: Oh wow - now I have an image of you having an image of us, running down the street without our pants on eating pie. It could just go back and forth forever, couldn't it?

Dharmamama: Cloofette is ubiquitous then and will soon be in Websters!

Clumbsy Cookie: TONYISH!! Oh, you're good, you're very good as usual.

MamaGeek: I'm blushing, you stop it! Okay, tell me more...

Kspin: Aw, that's cute. Come on over and I'll serve ya some of "that", lol!

Grace: Yep, I think it's the total massacre of the word that makes its charm - he comes up with some real keepers. :)

NV: with the amount of calories you're burning with that damn house of yours, you NEED to be baking, girl!

The AA: Thank ya so much!

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't matter what you called it... that sexy gooey goodness would be fabulous no matter what.

Rock on, Tony. You remember the important part --like that it was totally frickin' delicious.


Brittany said...

Haha- your hubs sounds funny. It's really pretty cute.

How could you not love that plate of crumble?

Anonymous said...

It is a guy thing. I give you: Profit Roles. (profiteroles)

lubnakarim06 said...

Wow really tempting and alluring blueberry pie. Awwesome pic.

Patricia Scarpin said...

Ann, Tony and my husband could write a dictionary or something. He also makes up crazy names for things, people (myself included)... He has even made up new words for "yes" and "no", if you'll believe me. :)
This dessert looks so amazing you can call it anyway you want, darling! :)

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Ooo...I love booberry cwumble pie!

Anonymous said...

Please give credit to those of us who step outside societies linear line of vocabulitist. It is difficult these days with Webster adding bizillions of words each year to not only invent new words but to reinvent old ones. More humble pedmenstrians than myself would venture to call this gift pure menius (six steps above genious and 7 grades above femius). Yes, there is sound logic in all things men create whether we realize it or not!

Cloofette certainly is more pleasurable and comforting than clafoutis. I mean I went through college without catching clafoutis - why would I want it now?

Scuffle cake - It is so worth throwing down for - you'll call it scuffle cake too soon!

Oofda eggs - Honey, You didn't marry elegant - you eloped.

Geejooblah - Please pronounce correctly and very fast as GEE-JOO-BLAH! Say it out loud fast after one sinful bite, preferrably with said object still in mouth. Now that is funny!

Menius at heart

Ann said...

Why do I feel like I KNOW this ANONYMOUS person? It's eerie...

Ann said...

Lacy: Per usual, total agreement.

Brittany: The hubs it 100% funny, adorable, and wonderful. I'm lucky. :)

Sarah B.: PROFIT ROLES!!! Priceless.

Kitchen Flavours: Aw, thanks! :)

Patricia: That's funny, even for yes and no, huh? Gotta love that.

YD: BOOBERRY!! Do you remember Booberry Cereal????

Anonymous said...

Cute story..The last time I made a Clafoutis my husband asked me what was in a Calfoodie..... I am always up for a blueberry crumble.

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kdosreis said...

One night long ago my dad refered to tiramisu as "pterodactyl soup" (as in the flying dinosaur) the term stuck!