not perfect but just right January 31, 2010

So on Friday, I had all these berries leftover from a photo shoot that were going to waste in the fridge. At the sweet's request, I took to the internet and found a recipe for a basic, yummy sounding recipe. Sure enough, it came together in a flash & went in the oven. Cobbler is something I love dearly but never think to make for myself…so this was quite a treat, despite its simplicity. I knew I had to share it with you

I took about 30 shots of this darned delicious cobbler before I took an extra spoonful out…trying to show more of the inside. After all, it's not about what's on the outside – cobbler is all about the sexy, mixed-together fruit inside. So sitting on my auxiliary dish was the rejected spoonful – all golden, mashed together and randomly delicious looking. I took a shot or two, brushed the goop off the top to show the crust, and snapped away.

I'm in love with this shot. It's everything cobblers…desserts…food in general should be. Delicious. Inviting. Unintimidating. It's definitely not perfect but for me, it's just right.

Strawberry – Blueberry Cobbler – original recipe found here 

  • 6 cups fresh strawberries – rinsed and drained, tops removed and cut into halves
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries – rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 stick of chilled butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 cup skim milk

– Preheat your oven to 350. Mix the berries with the first 1/3 cup sugar and cornstarch. Allow to sit while you make your topping batter

– Mix the flour, chilled butter, 1/4 cup sugar, baking soda, baking powder with your hands, pastry cutter or in food processor until just combined – it will have a chunky pebble like texture. Slowly add in the milk until it forms a dough. You don't want to overwork the dough – just mix until combined.

– Spread berry mixture into your baking pan – this filled a deep pie pan for me. Drop dough mixture over berries randomly but in a layer so that it covers the fruit. Bake in oven until the crust is golden brown and the fruit is bubbling on the sides – this took about 35 minutes in my oven. Serve warm alone or with whipped cream or ice cream.


Barbara Jan 31, 2010 08:01 pm

Not about the cobbler, although it looks great..
Here is a link to a foodblogger who makes hot-and-sour soup. I listed it as my preferred soup when you asked readers to do that, and you said you had not made it but might in the future.(The title, The F word, refers to the word -favorite-.)

Oscar Jan 31, 2010 09:01 pm

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Sean Feb 1, 2010 06:02 am

Simple things are the best sometimes :)
Love the story and the final shot (as always)

Carrie Neal Walden Feb 1, 2010 08:02 am

ooh, ooh! I’m not really a dessert person but I just think I’ll have to try this! Yum! Thanks.

Lynn Feb 1, 2010 09:02 am

I will definitely try this – and thank you for posting it!

katie o. Feb 2, 2010 04:02 am

there’s nothing better than a good cobbler.
and this is a great shot. :)

my spatula Feb 2, 2010 12:02 pm

love it! i had cobbler on the brain today – surely is a sign to go for it. :)

The Teacher Cooks Feb 2, 2010 01:02 pm

I love the photo and the recipe sounds so good!

Mowie Feb 2, 2010 02:02 pm

Ooooo! I love it. And thanks for sharing the recipe too. I love cobbler. Have you tried apple & peach? Yum!

kamran siddiqi Feb 2, 2010 04:02 pm

Love it!! I can so go for some of *that* cobbler right now! Great photo! :)

Sarka Feb 5, 2010 10:02 am

I so much love strawberry and rhubarb cobbler! Your combination of blueberries and strawberries looks divine though. I have to give it a try it as soon as berries are in season :)

katie o. Jan 31, 2011 09:01 am

Would it be wrong to eat this for breakfast? I could use a piece right now. :)

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