This was a first for me - I ran out of sugar today! Seriously - how does one just run out of sugar?! Especially a regular baker like me? I suppose it's not that strange given the fact that I have been sick this week. On Sunday my husband did our weekly grocery shopping instead of me, and typically I would have caught it (or not).
Anyhow my darling little baby had me up early today, so at 6 am I decided to finally make this week's recipe. I was measuring out the ingredients and discovered I was less than 1/8 of a cup short on sugar! I was tempted to pack the baby in the car and run out to the store, but my husband's car was blocking mine (I can't drive stick)! I finally got the sugar late today and was able to complete the recipe.
I was being lazy when I made this recipe, so instead of dragging out the food processor to make the topping, I just used my pastry blender. I am not sure if that made a difference or not. The topping didn't seem like a typical crisp topping. Maybe one of the reasons is I usually use quick oats in my crisp toppings. I think in the future I would probably add them as well.