Friday, August 24, 2012

Sweet 16th (belated) Berry cobbler

Hi guys!  I'm baaaack.  Due to moving and work and general life issues I was unable to do a timely sweet 16th post for you, but I have one now and its a yummy one :)

Behold the delicious berry cobbler with oatmeal cookie topping!

Cobblers are wonderful because well, you can put basically anything into them.  Fresh fruit, frozen fruit, canned if you want,  anything!  For mine I used a combo of fresh strawberries and a frozen berry mix (blueberries, raspberries and marionberries) that I usually use for making smoothies.

For this cobbler, which makes 4 small ramekins or a 9 inch square dish, you need:

3 cups of fruit
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar plus 3 tablespoons
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
2 tsps. cinnamon
1 tsp. nutmeg
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter melted
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup water

The first step is to wash and slice up your fruit.  Divide the fruit one cup to be heated up and 2 cups to keep fresh. 

In a small saucepan heat up 1 cup of the berries, 3 tablespoons of sugar and the water.  Bring to a low boil and let cook for about 10 minutes or until the berries have released their juices:

While the berries are cooking, mix together the flour, 1 cup of sugar, powder, oats and spices.  Stir in the melted butter. It should be crumbly:

 Then add the milk to the oat mix:

It should be about the consistency of instant oatmeal.

Around this point your warmed up fruit should be about ready.  Remove it from the heat and allow to cool slightly before pouring it in with the reserved two cups of unheated fruit. 

Divide the fruit mixture into small ramekins or pour into a small casserole dish.  Then using a spoon (or in my case a measuring cup) drop the oat mixture onto the top of the fruit (I used about 1/3 cup oat mix per ramekin).

Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the tops are just set.  Make sure you put a baking sheet underneath to catch drips.  I had both cookie topping and fruit juice overflow! 

And voila!  You're ready to eat fresh and warm out of the oven:

Sadly I have no pictures of toddler approval as the little man had gone to bed before these came out of the oven, but I can promise with quite a bit of certainty that he would whole-heartedly approve.

Instead here's a picture of him making the face I imagine he would make if he knew the deliciousness he had missed out on:

These are equally delicious warm with ice cream or cooled down and plain.

Happy baking!

1 comment:

  1. I made a blueberry cobbler for our housewarming party. I've decided I need to cook more things in our 25" skillet. Anyway, Jason Keene recently gave us a bunch of plums I want to try it with. Plum cobbler? I think I could handle that.