Cooking On A Budget: Strawberry Cobbler

Friday, June 28, 2013

Strawberry Cobbler

I spotted a recipe for a blackberry cobbler in one of my Williams Sonoma cookbooks. Well I have strawberries that I purchased on sale, so why not? Switching out the berries is no big deal.

The filling:

  • 1 lb. strawberries
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp. all purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  1. Wash and hull the strawberries and cut them in quarters or in half depending on the size. Place them in a bowl with the sugar, salt and flour. Mix well. Set aside.
Now onto the topping:

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg - room temperature
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 tbsp. butter melted
  1. In a bowl mix together the flour, sugar and baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg and buttermilk and vanilla. Blend well.
  3. To the wet ingredients add in the slightly cooled butter and mix.
  4. Add the wet ingredients in the bowl with the dry ingredients and folding with a spatula until the flour mixture is moist and forms a soft dough.
  1. In an oval, oblong or round baking dish (2 qt.), spread some softened butter or shortening in the dish. (Or use a cooking spray.) Then spread the fruit evenly on the bottom.
  2. Drop large spoonfuls of the batter over the berries, spacing evenly over the fruit. It won't cover all of the fruit, that's okay.
  3. Bake in a preheated 375° oven for about 45 minutes. The berries should be bubbling and when you insert a toothpick in the topping it should come out clean.

Serves 8 to 10 people. My total cost was $4.90 because I got a two for special on the berries. So a dessert for 8 is 61¢ and for 10 is 49¢. Lovely summer dessert for so much less than a store bought product.
This smells amazing and I can't wait to taste it!
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