When it comes to a dessert that is both comforting and scrumptious, a cobbler is the first thing that comes to mind. With its rustic charm, it has a nostalgic appeal that is hard to resist. Cobbler is a baked fruit dessert that is typically made with peaches, apples or berries and has a crusty top that is reminiscent of cookies or biscuits. It is the perfect dessert for days when you want something effortless yet delicious or when you are feeling lazy but still want to impress your guests.
To make a cobbler, you start by placing a layer of fruit in the baking dish. The fruit can be fresh or sweetened/spiced, depending on your preference. On top of the fruit layer, you then add dollops of dough or batter. Finally, you bake the cobbler until the fruit is tender and the batter has spread and formed a crusty top.
Blueberry cobbler recipe
The recipe I am sharing with you today is unique and quite different from the regular cobbler recipes you may find. By now, you know that cobblers are typically made by placing fruits at the bottom of the pan and batter on top. However, the batter is placed at the bottom in this recipe, and the blueberries are sprinkled on top. It still turns out like a regular cobbler, and the magic happens while baking. The blueberries sink to the bottom as they bake, and the batter rises at the top, forming a golden crust.
Preparation time - 10 minutes
Cooking time - 40 to 45 minutes
Serve – 3 to 4
15 gms butter
80 gms milk
50 gms sugar
30 gms all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
A pinch of salt
120 gms fresh blueberries
Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream
To start, preheat your oven to 180 °C. Take a 5-inch baking pan and put the butter in it. Place the baking pan in the oven for 1 to 2 minutes or until the butter has melted.
Next, in a bowl, take the milk and sugar. Mix it well until the sugar is completely dissolved. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Lightly whisk the flour mixture into the milk mixture to form a smooth batter.
Now, pour the batter onto the melted butter in the baking pan. Sprinkle the blueberries on top of the batter.
Place the baking pan in the oven and bake it for 40 to 45 minutes. You will know the cobbler is ready when the blueberries sink to the bottom of the pan, and the batter forms a light brown and crispy layer on top.
Once baked, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Cut it into pieces and serve it warm with some vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
1. Use any berries or fruit you like instead of blueberries. Apple, peach or pineapple slices are great options - ensure they're cut evenly.
2. For the tastiest cobbler, always use fresh and ripe fruit.
3. Use a wide but shallow pan to bake your cobbler. This will help it cook evenly and turn out perfectly.
4. There are different crust options to choose from, including crumbly and biscuit-like or more cakey. Experiment to find your favourite.
5. Be careful not to overmix the dough, as this can make the crust tough.
6. If you prefer, you can bake individual servings of cobbler in cups or a muffin tray.
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