Sunday, May 31, 2009

Blueberry Cobbler

Southern girls know how to whip up a cobbler without looking at a cookbook. One of my favorite things to do during the summer months is to eat fresh berries, peaches, and fruit baked in a cobbler after dinner. Um, and for breakfast on top of my oatmeal, too . . .

Here is a basic recipe for blueberry cobbler. The tiny touch of cinnamon really makes it special.

Blueberry Cobbler

3 pints blueberries, washed
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
2/3 cup shortening
1/2-2/3 cup half and half or milk
2 tablespoons sugar for sprinkling

Vanilla Ice Cream of Whipped Cream

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9x9" (or similar sized) baking dish and set aside.

Combine the berries with the flour, sugar, and lemon juice. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, cinnamon, and baking powder. Using a pastry blender, cut the shortening into the flour until the mixture is flaky. Create a well in the middle, and add the milk. Mix together with a fork just until a soft dough forms.

Pour the berry mixture into the prepared baking dish. Then drop the dough by spoonfuls over the top. Sprinkle the crust with the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar.

Bake for about 25 minutes, until the crust is golden brown and the berries are bubbly. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.


Cathy said...

That looks fabulous!

Anonymous said...

"Southern girls know how to whip up a cobbler without looking at a cookbook." Umm...we do?? I'm going to have to take this one up with my mother.

Lol - your cobbler looks like a keeper.

Colleen said...

Cobbler is one of my favorites! And of course ice cream or whipped cream is a must!

Memória said...

Um, not all Southern girls can whip up a cobbler from memory. I, for one, have never done it. I am also certain that there are a bunch of Southern boys who can do it much better than I.

Nevertheless, your cobbler looks so good that I may have to make it my first cobbler to make!


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