Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Blackberry or Peach, it's Cobbler season!

"Cobblers were never meant to be pretty". This is what I read in the history of cobblers. If this is true I NAILED IT.  I'm not talking about the person that fixes your shoes here, I mean those desserts with rich, sweet fruit stewed with sugar and topped with some sort of biscuit-y dough. Frequently the top is made with Bisquick and not nearly enough sweetness for me... until now. I came across a recipe that is so simple (right up my alley) and fast (even better) I can make it on my lunch hour with ingredients I always have on hand. Well, except for 4 cups of berries, or apples, or peaches, or whatever is at it's absolute peak. There are many versions of this recipe online but this is the final from my test kitchen.

Since the blackberries have been the best I can remember in years, I started with those. Keep in mind I am that girl that orders a diet coke with a burger and fries when you see I use nonfat milk. Gotta cut where you can :) You can use any milk you have. Here is my new go-to dessert ~
4 cups Blackberries, washed.
1 cup flour
1 cup nonfat milk :)
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 tbs baking powder
1/16 tsp (aka a pinch) salt
1 tsp lemon juice

Preheat oven to 375*. 
The rest is so easy you'll be done and waiting for the oven to reach temp. 
Place butter in 13X9 baking dish and place in the oven to melt, I used glass and melted it in the microwave. Place berries, lemon juice and 1 cup of the sugar in a saucepan over med/high heat, stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Stir together flour, 1 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt. Add milk to dry ingredients and stir just until everything is wet, don't worry about a few lumps, pour over melted butter. Spoon berries and juice on top and bake for 40-45 minutes. The crust will emerge through the berry juice and become sweet and carmelized, crisp and gooey all at once...oh my goooooodnessss. We liked it so much we made peach too! The only difference was we topped the peach cobbler with sprinkled cinnamon before baking. Incredible. 
Cobbler may not be pretty but what it lacks in looks it sure makes up for in flavor! As much as Rick liked being my taste tester I know just what I'm making him for Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all those Hometown SuPeR Dads out there! And Happy Father's Day to the man of my dreams, you make every day the adventure of a lifetime <3

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