April 27, 2010

Strawberry Cobbler



Hankering still for berries...

Can't decide what to do with all those fresh strawberries?

Bake a homemade cobbler. Nothing taste better (well maybe nothing than biting into a luscious fresh berry) than grabbing a big 'ol bowl of warm, out-of-the-oven cobbler.

And this strawberry version is just the ticket.  What I like almost as much as the thick berry filling is the crust topping and if you're like me, go ahead, put on a big scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Oh, the nutty topping is not necessary but sho' is good. Enjoy!

Strawberry Cobbler


For the crust
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons cold butter
3/4 cup milk
    For the filling
    1 cup sugar
    1/3 cup all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon salt
    1/2 cup cream
    3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    2 quarts fresh strawberries, stemmed and cut in half
      For the topping
      2 tablespoons brown sugar
      2 tablespoons butter
      1/3 cup chopped pecans - optional
        Make the crust by combining the dry ingredients in a 2-quart mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut the cold butter into the mixture until it has the consistency of coarse meal. Add milk and gently knead just until a ball forms. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

        Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

        In a 2-quart mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, and salt for filling. Slowly whisk in cream, lemon juice and stir in the strawberries.

        Place fruit in 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes, or until fruit is bubbly. Stir mixture in the dish.

        Pinch dough into quarter inch disks about the size of half dollars and place on top of berry mixture covering almost the entire surface. Dot with butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and nuts if desired.

        Return to oven and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes.

        15 comments :

        1. This must be extra bonus to have something sweet apart from Tues :D Looks very delicious.

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        2. Great idea for the strawberries and there are lots right now! Cobbler is one of my favorites in the summertime.

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        3. Fantastic recipe. I adore cobblers. This is an excellent cobbler :-)

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        4. wow of all the darn cobblers I have made never thought ever to make it with strawberries, you are quite clever here! I love the strawberry season, but after all the jams, shortcakes and muffins this is one to print awesome recipe.....cant ever get enough strawberry recipes for sure for me this one is unique...and I didnt have to wait for Thursday wow...you are really tricksy these days :)

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        5. That looks really good, something sweet to make with all the strawberies I have. Thanks for sharing!

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        6. Sounds like an excellent idea! Very yummy!

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        7. This looks great, but my strawberries don't last, we eat so many of them fresh. I am going to have to buy alot.

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        8. Wow, this strawberry cobbler looks so yummie, great idea...I'd top it with some vanilla ice cream :-)

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        9. This cobbler looks finger-lickin' good!

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        10. Sounds delicious! Especially with the cream in the filling!

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        11. perfect timing! i have several containers of fresh strawberries that are waiting to be used. i am drooling already just thinking about the thick berry sauce.....and vanilla ice cream on top! awesome!!!

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        12. Mmm, the super red color of the berries looks great.

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        13. Oh man that looks good. I have a container of ice cream just begging to be put on top of that :o)

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        14. Envious that I am reading about strawberries. Wont see them here for the next 6 months!

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        15. I am fond of any cobbler but strawberry is my fav..great recipe

          sweetlife

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