July 5, 2010

Summertime Berry Cobbler

This is seriously one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever tried. Consisting of six ingredients, this berry cobbler can be thrown together in a matter of minutes. Toss it in the oven for an hour, and you’ve got a great, summery dessert, literally bursting with berry flavor.

I have to admit, my experience with this cobbler is less fluffy than it was supposed to be, seeing as I didn’t have any self-rising flour and didn’t feel like rushing to the store to get some, because that would defeat the purpose of this recipe’s easiness. Rest assured, however, that this will still taste delicious, even if you, like me, just use all-purpose flour.

If you don’t have self-rising flour, but still want your cobbler to be lovely and poofy, here’s a quick way to substitute using all-purpose, which I discovered all too late. All you do is, for every 1 cup of flour, add 1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder and ½ teaspoon of salt.1

Now that that’s settled, let’s get cooking!

In a large bowl, mix together flour and sugar, whisking in some milk.

Super-duper easy.

Mix in some melted butter and then pour the batter in a baking dish.

Are you realizing how easy this is?!

Sprinkle some blueberries and blackberries on top of the batter.

We’re almost done!

Dust the berries with some sugar and then bake!

That’s it!

Bake for a while and then top with whipped cream, preferably homemade, although I won’t begrudge you the kind in a spray can.

Oh, you want to know how to make homemade whipped cream? How thoughtless of me. Allow me to show you…

Simply combine heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a medium-sized bowl.

This is actually very easy to make.

Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, whip the ingredients until they form soft peaks.

Bask in my artistic achievements via Paint. It took me way too much time.

And there you have it! Homemade whipped cream for your warm, bubbly, berry cobbler.

Give it a try yourself!


I just realized how many exclamation points I used in this post.

Oh well, chalk it up to the cobbler-induced sugar high.


Summertime Berry Cobbler with Homemade Whipped Cream

Recipe adapted from “Blackberry Cobbler #1” by The Pioneer Woman

Printable Recipe


Cobbler

1 stick Butter

1 ¼ cup Sugar

1 cup Self-Rising Flour

1 cup Milk

1 cup Blackberries

1 cup Blueberries


Whipped Cream

1 cup Heavy Cream

¼ cup Powdered Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking dish.

Melt the butter in the microwave. In a large bowl, mix 1 cup of sugar and flour before whisking in the milk. Pour in the melted butter and stir to combine.

Pour the batter into the baking dish. Rinse berries and pat dry, then sprinkle them on top of the batter. Dust the top with ¼ cup of sugar.

Bake for 1 hour, until lightly browned and bubbly. 10 minutes before it’s done, sprinkle an additional 1/8 cup of sugar over the top.

While the cobbler is baking, make the whipped cream.

In a medium-sized bowl, using a mixer of some sort, whip together heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla until it forms soft peaks.

Take the cobbler out of the oven and allow to slightly cool before serving warm with copious amounts of whipped cream.


1 Yet again, About.com saves the day.

2 comments:

  1. You just made my day, I love simple recipes that I can make on the weekdays. There have been so many cobbler recipes tempting me out there lately, this is perfect!

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  2. Thanks! I highly, highly recommend this recipe, but be forewarned: once you start eating it, it's verrry hard to stop!

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