tonight was my very first attempt (ever) at making cobbler from scratch. i have to say, it turned out to be pretty darn successful!
this is a modified (by me) recipe i got from epicurious, that was originally for peach only.
peach and blueberry cobbler
for the fruit filling:
4 large peaches cut into thin wedges or small chunks (i go with small chunks)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp corn starch
1/4 cup sugar
for biscuit topping:
2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 sticks of butter, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup hot water
to the side:
3/4 cup melted butter
2 generous pinches of brown sugar
cooking the fruit:
toss the peaches and blueberries, with the sugar, lemon juice and cornstarch. i used a 9×13 inch pan and it worked perfetco-ly. bake in the middle of the oven at 425 (i did 350 in a gas oven) for 10 minutes. YUM!
preparing the biscuit topping:
(okay. i made a major change here….i doubled what the original recipe called for bc my cobbler came out not as biscuity as i would have like it, so if you’d like more fruit…just half the ingredients listed above.)
stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. blend in the butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse meal. stir in the water until just combined.
remove the fruit from the oven and spoon biscuity goodness on top (it will expand some when it cooks). before your ready to throw it in the oven combine the melted butter and brown sugar you have set aside and pour on top of your delicious cobbler. bake for about 25 minutes (still at 425).
dan had his a la mode, but even without the delicious sweet blue bell, it was VERY tasty.