Some recipes can transport you back to a specific time or place in your life, the sheer memory conjuring another time. Most people would associate a cobbler with home, matriarchs, or summer. Me? I associate this cobbler with being poor, living in the city, and working way too much. The simplicity of the ingredients meant that we could make this on a whim with what was already in the kitchen. After a long day at the office, or a really bad date, this recipe warmed out souls and convinced us we were eating healthy, even though that is simply not true.
All of the ingredients are adjustable. You can pick any fruit, fresh or frozen. You can use milk, heavy cream, buttermilk, whatever you have in the house.
City Girl Cobbler
Serves 8. Recipe care of Melissa, care of The Fannie Farmer Baking Book
- 1 ¾ cup Flour
- 1 tbsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Salt
- 6 tbsp Butter, chilled and in pieces
- ½ cup Sugar, plus more for fruit
- ¾ cup Cream or Milk
- 6 cups Fresh or Frozen Fruit or combination of fruits (I used frozen blueberries for this photoshoot)
- Preheat oven to 375°F and butter a 3 quart baking dish.
- Mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
- Add sugar and blend. Stir in cream with a fork. Knead dough 5-6 times until just combined.
- Sweeten fruit to taste and put into prepared baking dish.
- Place dough on top of fruit in spoonfuls and bake 40-50 min until brown and toothpick comes out clean.
- Garnish with cream and serve warm.