Raspberry (or Blueberry) Coffee Cake
Base and Topping:
2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons orange (lemon) zest, grated
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
10 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3 cups raspberries (blueberries or combo)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons fresh orange (lemon) juice
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Preheat oven to 350̊ F. Line a 9-inch metal baking pan with foil so that the foil extends by 2-inches on two opposite sides. Butter foil.
Combine oats, flour, brown sugar, zest, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk to blend.
Stir in butter.
Reserve 3/4 cup of mixture for topping. Press remainder on the bottom of the prepared pan.
Bake until golden, about 12 - 15 minutes. Remove from oven to cool while making filling. MAINTAIN OVEN TEMPERATURE.
Combine berries, granulated sugar, juice and cornstarch in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over a moderate heat.
Cook, stirring constantly, until thick and no longer cloudy, about 4 - 5 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Leaving a 1/2-inch boarder around edge spread filling over crust.
Crumble reserved oat mixture over filling. Return to oven and bake until filling is bubbly and crumbs are golden, about 25 - 35 minutes.
Remove oven, set pan (with cake) on a rack and cool completely.
Holding 2 ends of foil, lift from pan and set on a cutting board. Cut into bars or squares.
Pairs Well With
Unadorned this is a simple coffee cake. Or add whipped cream to dress it up.