Ooo, it’s been a while – I have several posts in various stages of rumination and completion, but thought I’d get a quickie together to ease back into posting more frequently. Tackling our move (mid-move, really), leaving our home of several years, or a variety of other major life changes and topics are just too daunting currently (shh…WV could wake up at any moment).
So I give you my favorite way to avoid important things: cooking. This recipe has been thoroughly vetted and tested with a variety of fruits by yours truly, via The Pioneer Woman. She has a lot to say about cobbler and the different forms it can take. This one is more gooey-cakey, almost like the plum cake my mom makes (link to recipe soon, if she divulges it, of course). Original blackberry cobbler recipe here. My take, with any fruit below, or here. I’d have a picture, but we ate the last one too fast.
1 Stick Butter
1 Cup White Sugar
1 Cup Self-Rising Flour
1 Cup Milk
2 Cups Fruit, sliced (keep berries whole)
1/4 Cup Turbinado Sugar, for sprinkling on top
Melt the butter. Combine flour and white sugar, then add milk, whisking well. Add butter and combine completely. Butter a baking pan – I’ve liked using a 9X7 dish (slightly larger than a bread loaf pan, but smaller than a brownie pan) which makes the cobbler thicker, yum. Pour the batter into the dish. Cut up your fruit – I’ve used a mixture of blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, pears, and peaches (the last two should be skinned). Add the fruit over the top of the batter and poke it down a little bit. Sprinkle with turbinado sugar (or white if you prefer) and bake for about 1 hour 45 mins (each time I’ve made this [2 different ovens, even], it’s taken almost twice as long as the original recipe, probably because I’m using a smaller dish), or until golden brown and bubbly. I think it would be tasty with vanilla icecream!
It seems there is a strong correlation with moving and baking sweets in our family. I’d like to blame it on us just trying to use up all of our ingredients in an attempt to not have to move them again…but…a batch of banana muffins, 3 cobblers and 3 batches of chocolate white chocolate chip cookies later?!?
Hope you’re having a good week!