Crisp, Cobbler, Buckle, Crumble, Grunt – Oh, My!Posted: July 12, 2015
Now, there are many different blueberry baked goods out there and all the following desserts have common elements: nearly every one involves fruit, butter, sugar and flour in one way or another. But, let dievca share her food research with you…
A crumble is probably what you think of when you hear any of the names of the other desserts in this list. A crumble is a baked dish of fresh fruit (apples, berries, plums, etc.) that is topped with an oat-based streusel.
A buckle layers a more traditional, cakey batter underneath the fruit. As the dessert cooks, the cake rises around the fruit, which tries its best to sink to the bottom, making the whole thing buckle inwards. But more often, people mix the fruit with the batter and the buckle looks like a coffee cake (above).
GRUNT / SLUMP:
A grunt and a slump are exactly the same thing. Grunts and slumps are cobblers, only instead of being baked in the oven, they are cooked covered, entirely on the stove-top. This steams the biscuits on top of the fruit, rather than bakes them. This dish earned the name “grunt” because that’s the noise that the hot, bubbly fruit makes as it “grunts” up around the biscuit dough and “slump,” because that is what it does when you try to put it on a plate.
A Brown Betty uses the same kinds of crumbs as a crisp (sweet, buttery, no oats), but there is a layer under the fruit as well as on top of the fruit.
A “Thank You” to the Huffington Post Article about Blueberry Baked Goods