Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Loving # 3= Blueberry Cobbler

A few weeks ago i went blueberry picking with my 3 1/2 year old- $ 1.00 a pint to pick your own. We didn't have a bountiful harvest, but enough to mae a few batches of cobbler. I found a recipe on Epicurious for Bill's Blueberry Cobbler (Gourmet, August 1998)that is one of the easiest and best recipes I have tried. I added a twist of my own to spectacular results:


3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter (I USED SALTED AND LOVED THE ZING IT ADDED TO THE CAKE)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk
2 cups blueberries (about 11 ounces)

I ALSO ADDED a T of lemon zest and a squeeze of lemon juice

Preheat oven to 375°F.

In an 8-inch square or other 2-quart baking dish melt butter. Into a bowl sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg and stir in sugar until combined well. Add milk and whisk batter until it is just combined. Pour batter into melted butter; do not stir. Pour berries into center of batter; do not stir. Bake cobbler in middle of oven 40 minutes, or until cake portion is golden and berries exude juices.

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