Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Appalachian Cobblers

To me, part of the beauty and enjoyment in Appalachian cooking is simplicity. If you look at dishes that hold true in Appalachian style cooking, they use minimal ingredients. Many of the recipes revolve around using what you have and cobblers are no exception to that rule! This recipe has been passed down to me from my Great-Aunt Jean. You talk about a woman that can flat out cook... anything... anytime... anywhere. If you ask her how to make something, she knows the answer! This is her cobbler recipe. It can be used with any style fruit. Apple, strawberry, blackberry, cherry,  peach... You choose your style or mix and go. You can even get a little wild and add to it if you'd like. Sometimes, depending on what I am making and the season, I might add cinnamon, for example. This recipe is going to give you the flexibility you need. Just don't forget the vanilla ice cream! Trust me. Enjoy!



Ingredients:

- 1 Stick Butter
- 1 Cup Plain Flour
- 1 Tsp. Baking Powder
- 3/4 Cup Milk
- Dash of Salt
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 3-4 Cups Fruit in Juice (canned, pie filling, Comstock or fresh fruit cooked down on stove top)
- 1/4 Cup Sugar (For topping)

1. Place stick of butter into 9x13 baking dish. While oven is preheating at 350 degrees, allow the stick of butter to melt and grease (Yum up) the baking dish~
2. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and 3/4 cup sugar together in one bowl~
3. Add milk. If too firm, add a dash more...
4. Pour batter (should be like a thick pancake batter) over melted butter~
5. Place fruit on top of batter~
6. Pour juice over fruit and batter~
7. Sprinkle 1/4 cup sugar over top and any additional spices, too~
8. Bake for approximately 45 minutes at 350 degrees~
9. Cool and enjoy!


Below is a video on how I make cobbler in my dutch oven during the winter months on our wood stove! Cobblers are a true Appalachian treat for anytime of the year!


XOXO
Patara

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