I can't believe it has been five years (!) since I first read Les' recipe. I've meant to try it every summer since, and today I finally made it. I will not wait five years to make it again!
Preheat oven to 350º F.
Grease 7 x 11 pan. Les called for an 8 x 8, and actually used a deep dish pie pan with a tray underneath to catch juices. I found the 7 x 11 worked great. It rose to the top but didn't overflow.
In the mixer, beat together:
1/4 cup soft butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a separate bowl, mix together:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Turn the mixer on low, and add dry mixture alternately with
1/2 cup milk
Top with 3 cups of chopped strawberries.
Because I had both fresh strawberries and blueberries, I used a mix of the two.
In a small bowl stir together:
1/4 cup flour
and cut in (with two knives or your fingers) 1/4 cold butter
Spread on top of strawberries.
Bake about an hour.
This is fantastic. Just the ticket for a mid-July day. You could top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream but I didn't have either one, and it was still delicious.