Monday, July 22, 2013

Blueberry Cobbler


Here in the south, fruit cobbler is one of those things, like BBQ sauce, for which everyone has an old favorite recipe.  Some people top it with fresh biscuits, others pie crust.  For me?  It’s all about the batter that engulfs the fruit, drowning it in a golden brown, crisp-yet-soft, wonder of buttery goodness.

This cobbler recipe is one that my mom has been making for years.  The key is to use a small enough pan so that the batter is forced to rise up.  An 8X8 would be ideal, but since I didn’t have that size, I went with the next best option, which was my small le creuset dish.  Use this method with any summer fruit you like!



Ingredients:

* 1 stick butter
* 1 pint blueberries
* 1 tsp. lemon juice
* 6 tbsp. sugar, divided
* 2 tbsp. water
* 1 tsp. vanilla
* 1 c. self rising flour
* 1/2 c. milk

Preheat oven to 375.  Add butter to a small baking dish and melt it in the oven.  Combine blueberries, lemon juice, water, and 3 tbsp. sugar in a small sauce pan (if your fruit is not sweet, add more sugar to taste).  Bring to a boil, then remove from heat and set aside. Meanwhile, combine vanilla, flour, milk, and remaining 3 tbsp. sugar in a bowl.  Whisk until well combined.  When the butter is melted, remove the baking dish from the oven, pour the batter on top, then top with blueberry mixture.  Bake for 25-30 minutes until golden brown.  Serve warm.  Enjoy!



1 comment:

  1. dessert is like my favorite thing in the word. this looks so amazing. i feel like this is perfect to make for my office! i actually suck at cooking/baking but this looks simple enough...we'll see how it goes when i decide to make it!

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