Saturday, July 21, 2012

Strawberry-Blueberry Cobbler

I can't believe it has been five years (!) since I first read Les' recipe. I've meant to try it every summer since, and today I finally made it. I will not wait five years to make it again!

Strawberry-Blueberry Cobbler

Preheat oven to 350º F.
Grease 7 x 11 pan. Les called for an 8 x 8, and actually used a deep dish pie pan with a tray underneath to catch juices. I found the 7 x 11 worked great. It rose to the top but didn't overflow.

In the mixer, beat together:
1/4 cup soft butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a separate bowl, mix together:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Turn the mixer on low, and add dry mixture alternately with
1/2 cup milk

Top with 3 cups of chopped strawberries.
Because I had both fresh strawberries and blueberries, I used a mix of the two.

In a small bowl stir together:
1/4 cup flour
1/4 sugar
and cut in (with two knives or your fingers) 1/4 cold butter

Spread on top of strawberries.


Bake about an hour.


This is fantastic. Just the ticket for a mid-July day. You could top with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream but I didn't have either one, and it was still delicious.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely garden, delicious-looking cobbler. I may just a tad jealous!

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    1. You can make the cobbler and not be jealous. :<)

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  2. I'm going to be very mean and print this out for a friend who's dropping in later ... she's on a "Just-Bought-This-To-Go-To-A-Special-Party" diet but will love it , I know!
    Perhaps after the party !

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    1. It's a great dessert. Tell her it is full of fruit and good for her!

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  3. Oh my gosh! You have me salivating and it's bedtime!

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    1. Could always make it for breakfast. :<)

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  4. You are right, Nan, this definitely does not need any addition to be delicious! Wonderful, and indeed perfect for this time of the year.

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    1. No more local or Canadian strawberries in the store. Another season over. But the local blueberries are here to make up for it.

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  5. My mouth is watering, Nan and I have both berries too! Will make this today!

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    1. I am quite certain you will love it.

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  6. I'm so glad you tried it! Isn't it delicious?! I haven't made it yet this summer and it looks like I may have to wait until this heatwave breaks. It's far too hot (105 today!) to turn on the oven. :(

    Thanks for the link-love!

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    1. Even with air conditioning?? I'm sorry you have such heat.

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  7. We set the AC to 72 at night and 78 during the day. Even set that high, it runs nonstop. The kitchen would feel like an oven if I turned it on!

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    1. Even on our hottest, hottest days it is never 72 at night. The sixties would be the warmest temps. At 6.30 this morning, for instance, it was 49 outdoors.

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