1/4 c finely chopped nuts
2/3 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 c sugar
2/3 cu milk
1/4 c butter, melted
vanilla flavoring (just a few drops)
3 c berries (fresh if available; hull and quarter strawberries if using)
Toss the berries with a good portion of sugar and a pinch of salt in a large mixing bowl and set aside for at least a half hour.
Lightly toast the nuts, then finely chop in the food processor (until they look like coarsely-ground breadcrumbs). Mix with the flour, baking powder, egg, salt, sugar, milk, vanilla flavoring and butter. Puree a few berries in the food processor and stir into the batter. In a small mixing bowl stir together 3 tbsp brown sugar and 2 tsp breadcrumbs.
Butter a baking dish and pour in the berry mix. Pour the batter on top; sprinkle with the brown sugar and breadcrumbs.
Cook at 350 for ~40 minutes (the crust will become brown and rise a bit). Serve topped with vanilla iced cream.