Sunday, November 21, 2010

Blueberry Cobbler

19 November 2010 - Blueberry Cobbler

I usually don't buy cookbooks. I get most of my recipes online, from the list of bloglist that I follow. But I made an exception and bought Ree Drummond's The Pioneer Woman Cooks. I have been a follower of her cooking blog for quite some time now, and I love it. The recipes she usually posted are simple, high-cal and wholesome. Just the way I like them.

I just got this book less than a week ago. Bought it from Amazon through Leo Bookstore. Could not find the book in any bookstore.

This is the first recipe I tried out in her book. One of her most simple recipes in the book I think.
In her book, it is stated as 'Patsy's Blackberry Cobbler'. Since I changed the fruit to blueberries, I think Blueberry Cobbler is a more suitable blog title for this post.

I halved the recipe to fit the cobbler into my small 1-quart baking dish.
The ingredients needed are minimal (only butter, sugar, flour, milk and blueberries), steps are simple and needed no time at all to prepare.
Within minutes, I have my cobbler dish ready to be put in the preheated oven.

As you can see, I sprinkled a generous amount of blueberries on top of the batter.

30 minutes later, this is what I get. Blackberries obviously make a more presentable dish. Blueberries seem to shrink and wrinkle after baking. But let me tell you this. The blueberries version is simply delish!

The crust is crispy at the edges. Texture of the cobbler is rather bread-like, more than cake-like to my opinion. But the winner is the juicy sweet blueberries. When sprinkled with abundance into the cobbler, they sure feel juicy!

And when topped with vanila ice-cream, was simply irresistable. Try this recipe at home! It is the most simple dish i've ever baked!

Baked this at night and both hubby & I ate the whole thing for supper. Haha. Actually it is not that big with thin crust. But it was a sinful supper.
I still have two packets of blueberries left. Will be baking this again for family to try tomorrow.

Recipe: Blueberry Cobbler (largely adapted from the The Pioneer Woman Cooks book) Serves 4

40g butter, melted 1/2 cups sugar, plus 1 tbsp sugar (optional)
1/2 cup self-rising flour
1/2 cup milk
1 heaped cup of blueberries

1. Preheat the oven to 180 d celcius. Grease a 1-1.5 quart baking dish.

2. Place the butter in a microwave-safe dish. Heat in a microwave for 30 seconds, until melted.

3. In a medium bowl, whisk 1/2 cup of the sugar with the flour and milk.
4. Whisk in the melted butter.

5. Rinse the blueberries and pat them dry.
6. Pour the batter into the baking dish. Sprinkle the blueberries evenly over the top of the batter.

7. Sprinkle 1/2 tbsp sugar over the blueberries. (optional)
8. Bake for 30 mins, or until golden brown and bubbly. When 5 mins of cooking time remain, sprinkle the remaining 1/2 tbsp sugar over the top. (optional)

9. Serve the golden, crispy cobbler by the spoonful. Top with whipped cream or ice-cream.

(For a step-to-step instruction, you can view it at PW's blog post. Pls take note different measurements are being used.)


Kate said...

Where do u get the blueberries from? Are we supposed to use fresh blueberries?

tanshuyin said...

u can use frozen or fresh strawberries.
i got the fresh strawberries from tesco. 125g for rm8 i think.

saw blueberries from cold storage too. same brand. same qty for rm12. :)

Kate said...

i see. frozen blueberries would be more affordable... especially if bought in bulk. :)

tanshuyin said...

sorry. i mean. blueberries.

u can use frozen or fresh blueberries.
i got the fresh bluerries from tesco. 125g for rm8 i think.

saw blueberries from cold storage too. same brand. same qty for rm12. :)

Kate said...

yeah, i figured you meant blueberries... no worries.

tanshuyin said...

karen...although so but i find the frozen ones sometimes are frozen in lumps, although they claimed to be IQF quality (individually quick frozen). I guess it is our climate during delivery.

once frozen in lumps, it is difficult to separate them, resulting in squashed berries.

tIcKLeMe said...

omg, your baking goods loooooook so goood!!! <3

tanshuyin said...

becky...they not only look good, they taste good too.
hahaha...self puji!

ping said...

Looks delicious and simple to make...right down my alley :D
Will try it out soon. Thanks for sharing.

tanshuyin said...

ping...yes, is really easy to make. but then this is not the usual cobbler. texture-wise is different. u may try out and see. really takes no time to whip it out. simple. :)