Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Banana & Mixed-Berry Cobbler

As per @CrowndVic's request, I am blogging and posting this recipe. The thing I love about cobbler is that it's simple, easy and doesn't take much to make. More than likely if you cook and occasionally bake you can make this.

This cobbler was made on a whim. I was thinking of remaking a peach cobbler but seeing that I didn't have any peaches I had to make do with what I have. Very rarely can you "make-do" with what you have when it comes to baking since baking is a bit more complex than just cooking especially with the chemistry of the ingredients...another reason why cobbler is great :)

Banana & Mixed Berry Cobbler

3-4 fresh bananas
1 package of frozen mixed berries (about 2 cups); thawed
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar (I used sugar in the raw)

for the cobbler topping:
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
4-5 Tbsp of brown sugar (light or dark brown)
1 Tbsp cinnamon (I like cinnamon so I use a lot of it but you can use less)
1/2 tsp cloves
4 Tbsp butter; cubed
2/3 cup heavy cream or buttermilk or milk (whichever kind you use) enough to moisten it so make it dough-y or a little more if you want it a bit thinner.

Directions for fruit mixture:
• Pre-heat oven to 350*
• Slice up bananas (not to thin or too thick) and toss it in a bowl with the lemon juice so the bananas doesn't turn black. Let sit for a few minutes
• In a bowl, toss the bananas, berries, cinnamon and sugar together. Set aside.

Directions for cobbler topping:
• Combine all dry ingredrients together.
• Mix butter in, used your hands to mush it in (yea that's a technical term I know lol)
• add in cream/milk. mix well.

I used a ceramic pie dish or you can use any non-stick baking dish. Pour fruit on baking dish, top it with the dough evenly and bake for about 25-30 mins.
Let it sit for a few minutes after taking it out of the oven to give the juices a little time to thicken. Serve by itself or with a scoop (or 2 or 3) of your favorite ice cream :) Enjoy!


Jenniffer said...

That cobbler sounds DELISH!