So on Friday, I had all these berries leftover from a photo shoot that were going to waste in the fridge. At the sweet's request, I took to the internet and found a recipe for a basic, yummy sounding recipe. Sure enough, it came together in a flash & went in the oven. Cobbler is something I love dearly but never think to make for myself...so this was quite a treat, despite its simplicity. I knew I had to share it with you
I took about 30 shots of this darned delicious cobbler before I took an extra spoonful out...trying to show more of the inside. After all, it's not about what's on the outside - cobbler is all about the sexy, mixed-together fruit inside. So sitting on my auxiliary dish was the rejected spoonful - all golden, mashed together and randomly delicious looking. I took a shot or two, brushed the goop off the top to show the crust, and snapped away.
I'm in love with this shot. It's everything cobblers...desserts...food in general should be. Delicious. Inviting. Unintimidating. It's definitely not perfect but for me, it's just right.
Strawberry - Blueberry Cobbler - original recipe found here
- 6 cups fresh strawberries - rinsed and drained, tops removed and cut into halves
- 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries - rinsed and drained
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tbsp. cornstarch
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 stick of chilled butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1 cup skim milk
- Preheat your oven to 350. Mix the berries with the first 1/3 cup sugar and cornstarch. Allow to sit while you make your topping batter
- Mix the flour, chilled butter, 1/4 cup sugar, baking soda, baking powder with your hands, pastry cutter or in food processor until just combined - it will have a chunky pebble like texture. Slowly add in the milk until it forms a dough. You don't want to overwork the dough - just mix until combined.
- Spread berry mixture into your baking pan - this filled a deep pie pan for me. Drop dough mixture over berries randomly but in a layer so that it covers the fruit. Bake in oven until the crust is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling on the sides - this took about 35 minutes in my oven. Serve warm alone or with whipped cream or ice cream.