Thursday, June 4, 2009

Blueberry Cobbler

I am in love with baking. If I am stressed or feeling overwhelmed, baking seems to calm and solve all problems (if only it actually were that easy!) I love to try new recipes too. One of my favorites sites for discovering new treats is One of my go to desserts now is this great cobbler recipe. I have made it several times and each time it has quickly disappeared. I have made it with all blueberries and also mixed in strawberries when blueberry prices were outrageous. Warm cobbler with cold vanilla ice cream is pretty close to perfection. Here's the recipe...

3 cups fresh blueberries
3 tablespoons white sugar
1/3 cup orange juice
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In an 8 inch square baking dish, mix blueberries, 3 tablespoons sugar, and orange juice. Set aside. In a small bowl, thoroughly mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually add flour mixture, stirring just until ingredients are combined.
  4. Drop batter by rounded tablespoons over blueberry mixture. Try to cover as much of filling as possible.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbling.
I sometimes double the recipe and bake it in a 9x13 pan. I also like to sprinkle the top with raw sugar. It adds a nice crunch to the topping. It is the perfect ending to all those summer BBQs.

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