This is a cobbler I’ve made forever. Here’s the ingredients and instructions, then I’ll give you my thoughts below.
1/2 stick butter
1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
sprinkle of salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 cups fruit
Preheat oven to 350.
Melt butter in 9 x 9 pan.
In a bowl, stir together the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. Add milk and whisk til lumps are gone.
Pour the flour/sugar/milk combination over the butter but do not stir.
Spoon the fruit over the batter but do not stir.
Bake for about 45 minutes.
- When I first began making this recipe many years ago, I used a whole stick of butter. I don’t notice any difference in the quality with 1/2 stick of butter.
- Also when I first started making this cobbler, I used 1 cup of sugar. I’ve cut back to 3/4 and could probably cut back more, especially when using fruit with added sugar.
- Use your imagination . . if using fresh peaches, you may want to stir a bit of cinnamon or nutmeg in with them. If using a sour fruit such as blackberries or cranberries, add a little extra sugar to the fruit.
Growing up, all we ever had was blackberry cobbler. We’d pick blackberries and my grandma would make a cobbler. I never realized you could use anything else for cobbler. I still love blackberry cobbler, followed by peach cobbler but the sky is the limit. I’ve made fig, apple, pear, raspberry, cherry .. whatever you can get your hands on. And, don’t forget the ice cream!