Friday, March 13, 2009

A Day for Baking

Rick decided to redeem one of his Christmas coupons the other day. I love to bake, but I also love reading recipes. Sometimes this can lead to lots of reading and absolutely no baking. Letting Rick choose what he wanted was a real help to shortening the whole process.

Today, I share with you the easiest recipe for Mixed Berry Cobbler.

2 TBSP butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 cup sugar (yes, again)
3 cups of mixed berries (I use frozen berries. Don't make me tell you how difficult it can be to find cobbler-worthy fresh berries in Alaska. In the winter.)

Mix all but the berries and the second half-cup of sugar, and fit into a greased square (9 x 9) pan. Mix the berries with the second half-cup of sugar and pour this over the "crust". Here's the strange part: Bring 1 cup of water to a boil and pour it over the berries. Bake at 400 for 20-30 minutes. Sometimes (don't know why) it takes 40 minutes. The crust will float to the top and brown. It's magic. Really.

I have successfully doubled this recipe and baked it in a deep 9 x 13 pan. Double everything except the boiling water.



Anji Gallanos said...

I just bought the Costco bag of frozen mixed berries..what a wonderful way to use them. I will have to try this weekend.


Deronda designs... said...

Adding berries to my grocery list. Sounds wonderful.

Shirley said...

Sounds yummy!