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.

4 comments:

Cathy said...

That looks fabulous!

brannyboilsover 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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