"The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change."
―E.B. White, Charlotte's Web
a rhubarb brown Betty seemed perfect for the menu.
What is a brown Betty you ask??
Basically, it is a fruit filling or pudding with a bread crumb (or cake) topping. A cobbler...with a better name.
This is my FAVORITE go-to dessert because it is SO stinking easy! I made up this recipe one day when I wanted to make something sweet, but we didn't have anything in the pantry save a half empty box of yellow cake mix (how did THAT happen???) and some cans of fruit. The result? A delicious dessert that I remake with all different kinds of fruits, frozen, fresh, canned, what-have-you, but always the same topping.
The ingredients are REALLY complex. You will be shocked.
Hold your breath...here goes...
Simply mix in enough room temp butter to make a "crumb" out of the cake mix with your hands.
Start with around 2-4 Tablespoons and add more if needed.