When it comes to simple from scratch recipes, nothing could get simpler than throwing together a cobbler. Basically a sweet biscuit dough, a cobbler is the perfect dessert to make for any last minute get togethers over the summer. And when you can quick whip it up on in one bowl, what's not to love? Growing up on a farm, I had my fair share of cobblers. But my mom always took the shortcut of using Bisquick, but when you see how easy it is to throw together your own cobbler. You'll put down that yellow box immediately.
There's something about the word cobbler, that means no fancy schmancy desserts. No complicated steps. No fussy ingredients. Just wholesome, simple, and quick. And when it comes to summer you want all of those things. If you are unfamiliar with a cobbler, it's a deep dish spoon pie that has a thick crust that is baked up around the filling.
To start this cobbler, you want to start by making the fruit filling. I used a 1/2 pound each of strawberries and raspberries. I used fresh berries, but if you use frozen, do not thaw them first. You want to combine the fruit with sugar and lemon juice and let them sit for about 10 minutes so a syrup forms. Basically let them sit and get all happy.
In another bowl, you want to combine the cobbler dough. This dough is so simple! It has cornmeal, for a bit of texture. A little bit of cinnamon that adds a nice warmth that totally complements the sweetness of the berries.
To make the dough, you need to stir together the flour, milk, corn meal, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. As always, be careful and make sure to measure your flour correctly.
You can just use a whisk for this part. Absolutely no need to bust out the big old stand mixer. Then simply stir in the melted butter. That's it! Then just pour this into your ungreased 8x8 square baking pan.
You want to spoon the fruit on top of the dough quickly. If the batter cools too much, the fruit won't sink well.
This cobbler bakes for about 35-45 minutes. If you notice the top is browning too much, cover the top loosely with foil .
Once it's baked, all it needs is a scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top and you have yourself the perfect summer dessert.
This cobbler is super simple to throw together. You are going to love it. I just know it.
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- 1/2 pound sliced strawberries
- 1/2 pound fresh raspberries
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1. In a medium bowl, stir together strawberries, raspberries, sugar and lemon juice. Let stand until a fruit syrup forms, about 10 minutes.
- 2. Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
- 3. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, milk, cornmeal, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Stir in the melted butter until well combined. Pour into an ungreased 8x8 square baking pan, smoothing top.
- 4. Spoon the fruit mixture over the batter quickly. Make sure to pour the fruit mixture over the batter quickly . If the batter cools too much, the fruit won't sink as well.
- 5. Bake until golden brown, 35 to 45 minutes. Cover loosely with foil halfway through baking if the top if getting too brown. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.