Nothing could be more delightful than a taste of summer, in the cold dead of winter-at least I think so. And in thinking so, I set out to tickle my family’s tastebuds with a simple and delicious cobbler. The recipe was from a none too fancy Weight Watchers cookbook, but of course I tweaked it a little.
First I put on a lovely vintage apron that I found at a yard sale last summer-after all one must have a cute apron to make cobbler. Next I took two quart jars of home canned peaches, with just the slightest hint of honey. To this I added three tablespoons of cornstarch and one-half cup homemade blackberry jam. I sent these to the microwave oven for about six minutes, or until bubbly(I made sure to stir a few times).
While this was heating, I mixed one cup flour (use a sifter is you prefer) with two teaspoons of baking powder, one-quarter teaspoon baking soda, and two tablespoons sugar. I caved in a well in the center with my favorite vintage green spoon, then added one-quarter cup buttermilk(actually I didn’t have buttermilk so I made due by mixing one-quarter cup milk with one-quarter teaspoon vinegar).
I gave this a few gentle stirs just to moisten, then placed it in the hot fruit mixture by heaping tablespoon. I topped the dough off with some raw sugar, then tossed(more like gently placed) it in the oven at three-hundred-fifty degrees for about twenty-five minutes.
When I took it out, the thought of warm summer days came to my mind. The smell was heavenly, and the taste- well, you’ll just have to make some for yourself!