Monday, June 27, 2011

1:1 berry cobber

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i'm officially moved, settled and trying to get my act together and start blogging again.

in hopes that you will forgive me for being away for so long i'm offering up this recipe that is a seemingly impossible combination of easy and delicious. seriously, you usually have to pick between one or the other, but this baby blows that theory right out of the water.

i've been doing my best to take advantage of all the berries that are coming into season right now by going to pick them myself. there's just something about coming home with red fingers and scraped ankles and pounds and pounds of berries. 


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this recipe calls for 2 1/2 to 3 cups of berries, which is about the same amount of batter used, hence the 1:1 title. i used a combination of strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and a handful of cherries. i just realized cherries might not technically be a berry? can anyone confirm or deny this? they do end in "erry", but i'm not convinced.


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basically, you stick a few tablespoons on butter in the pan while your oven is preheating and let it get warm and melty. whip up the batter, stick in the berries, cover with pecans and brown sugar and you're done! seriously, how easy is that?

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warning: when you take this pan out of the oven you will be tempted to dig right in. seriously, it smells that good. when i ran my knife around the edge of the pan and caught a rogue berry i thought it would be smart to pop it in my mouth. boy, i was wrong. molten hot berry lava, as it turns out, equals major mouth burning.

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but, if you have the self control to ignore it and let it cool you will have a summery, seasonal and scrumptious dessert on your hands. i quickly threw together some whipped cream to dollop on top, it's the boyfriend's favorite, but you could easily use cool whip, ice cream, or just let the cake fly solo. 

to close, thank you for bearing with me during my brief hiatus. now that i'm settled i'm really looking forward to getting back into the swing of things blog-wise. i've missed you all!

1:1 berry cobbler

serves 9 

ingredients

2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 to 3 cups chopped fruit
1/4 cup pecans (optional)
1/4 cup brown sugar

1. preheat oven to 375 degrees. add butter to 8x8 baking pan and place in oven during preheat. keep an eye on it and make sure to take it out once the butter is completely melted.

2. coarsely chop fruit and set aside.

3. in a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, granulated sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. add milk and continue to whisk until batter has no lumps.

4. in baking pan with melted butter, pour batter in but do not stir! the butter will pool around the sides and top - this is totally okay.

5. place berries evenly over batter and sprinkle with nuts and brown sugar. bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and tests done.


nutritional information:

calories: 219, fat: 7.14g, cholesterol: 7mg, sodium: 133mg, carbs: 37g, fiber: 2.18g, sugars: 25g, protein: 2.84g.


as always, thank you for reading & happy baking!

amanda

8 comments:

  1. This looks really delicious. I am going to try it this weekend! I wonder how it would taste with strawberries.

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  2. I mean, just strawberries -- since I have a whole bunch that I got at the market this week.

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  3. yummilicious...i put ur blog link as a ref in my blog...tq

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  4. I've made this cobbler twice for my family, using soy milk and oil instead of butter and milk. It's my new favorite summer dessert! Thanks for the recipe!

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  5. This looks and sounds delicious. It is always such a pleasure to visit here. I hope you'll post often.Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. Oh this looks so wonderful!! I can't wait to make this.

    P.S I have awarded you with the Liebster. http://sweettwistoffate.blogspot.com/2012/02/gluten-free-pear-bread.html

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  7. I made this a few weeks ago with blackberries that I picked and some fresh blueberries and strawberries. I brought it to family dinner night and everyone loved it! I'll be making it again soon :).

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