This was the easiest dessert recipe I've ever made. I'm not even kidding you. The hands on time it took me to make this was seriously about 5 minutes. All I did was throw together some ingredients from cobbler recipes I'm familiar with, and the ingredients are ones that you always have handy in your house. I've made many cobblers, and they always take much more time to prepare, but not this one. I honestly believe a toddler could have made this! This cobbler has a buttery, cakey topping, slightly crispy around the edges, with the perfect balance of fruit and batter. The sprinkle of sugar on top is what makes it slightly crisp. And using fresh berries makes this to-die-for...I definitely recommend that. I wasn't expecting it to taste that great, since it was so easy, but...wow...just wow. It was incredible! My whole family gobbled it up. It doesn't need toppings, but a dollop ice cream and whipped cream never hurt, right? They get soft and slightly melted on the warm cobbler and soaks right in. Mmmm...I can't wait to experiment this recipe with more fruits.
Yield: 4 servings
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups fresh blueberries
1 tablespoon sugar
Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position, and heat oven to 350 degrees.
Put butter in an 8-inch square or 9-inch round pan, or 4 ramekins; set in oven to melt. When butter has melted, remove pan from oven.
Whisk flour, 3/4 cup of sugar, baking powder and salt in small bowl. Add milk and vanilla; whisk to form a smooth batter. Pour batter into pan (or ramekins), then scatter fruit over batter. Sprinkle with remaining 1 Tb. of sugar.
Bake until batter browns and fruit bubbles, 50 to 60 minutes (about 40-45 mintes if using ramekins). Serve warm or at room temperature with vanilla ice cream and/or whipped cream, if desired.