Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Berry Cobbler

Cobbler. That Southern Comfort food that everyone loves warm with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream. You can't go wrong with cobbler.

This cobbler is quite simple. Two kinds of berries (or any berry that is in season), some sugar and cornstarch make up the insides, and the topping is a basic biscuit-like mixture. Can't get any easier than that!

You will love the simple yet juicy flavor of the berries combines with the flaky crumbly texture of the crumb topping. You can also add any kind of berry that is near you! For the current season, raspberries and blackberries are the only kind I can find. But strawberries would be good, too!

1/2 C granulated sugar
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
7 C fresh berries

1 1/2 C all-purpose flour
1/4 C granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
5 tbsp chilled unsalted butter
1/2 C whole milk

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

2. Mix together the granulated sugar, cornstarch and berries and let it sit. This will make it nice and juice and the syrup will become magically thick! (This is because of the cornstarch)

3. In a separate bowl, add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt and sift well. Incorporate the butter by using a pastry cutter or a fork or even your hands to make it nice and crumbly. Add the milk and mix until combined. This will result in a somewhat sticky dough, which is perfect!

4. Pour the fruit mixture into a lightly greased 8x8 glass baking dish. Using your fingers, tear off little chunks of the dough and cover the top of the dish.

5. Bake for 35 minutes or until the dough is a beautiful golden brown.

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