Have you had one of those evenings where you’re halfway through dinner prep and you have a sudden craving for dessert? Something warm and gooey that you could dip your spoon into and lick clean? This happens to me quite often. Of course you’re tempted to abandon dinner plans and address that craving first. But you cannot feed your toddler dessert for dinner. Wait, can you?
In a situation like this you should make a Cobbler! It’s warm, gooey, bubbly and jammy and will address your craving without derailing your dinner rush.
It doesn’t need any special equipment, uses the most basic of ingredients and turns out great with almost any fruit you have lying around – fresh or frozen. You can bake it in individual ramekins or one big dish. What I’m trying to say is – it’s versatile and it may win you a parent-of-the-day award.
So let’s get to it shall we?
Yield – 4 to 5 small ramekins. This recipe can be doubled to feed a larger crowd
- Butter* – 1/4 cup melted and cooled
- Granulated sugar – 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp
- All purpose flour – 1/2 cup
- Baking powder – 3/4 tsp
- Milk** – 1/2 cup
- Strawberries or mixed berries – 1 and 1/2 to 2 cups
*I’ve used salted butter. You can use unsalted butter too in which case add 1/4 tsp salt to the dry ingredients
**I used 2% milk but you can use any milk you have on hand
- Preheat oven to 350 F or 177 degree Celsius. Grease 4 small ramekins
- Add flour, baking powder and 1/2 cup sugar to a bowl and whisk to combine
- Add the milk and whisk to mix thoroughly. Add the melted and cooled butter to the batter and mix to combine. The consistency should resemble loose pancake batter
- Spoon berries into the ramekins. Top them up with the batter and place some more berries on top. Sprinkle the tops with granulated sugar and bake in a preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes till the tops are golden brown and crisp
- Serve while still warm with ice cream or whipped cream
This dessert is best eaten fresh and warm straight of the oven. But if you have to save it, wrap it in clingfilm and store it in the refrigerator. Warm it up in a 350 F oven for 5 to 7 minutes just before serving.
Recipe adapted from Completely Delicious