As I combed through a recipe box today, I came across a worn piece of paper with a recipe written by a colleague. The pencil was fading but it could still be read. She was an older lady who always brought the most wonderful peach cobbler to work. Every potluck, she was like clockwork! She passed away about 15 years ago but her cobbler is one that I have made many times. It lives on....She laughed when I complemented her and asked if she would share the recipe. She kept telling me that it was really quite simple to make. She said that her mom used to make it.
Everybody needs a no fail cobbler recipe. This is it. It is a go to recipe when you have no time and just want a quick dessert....or dish for a potluck!
I had always had it with peaches but started making it with blackberries on our family vacations. There were always an abundance of blackberries and this was a quick dessert that could be made for the family. I would pre-measure the dry ingredients and label the zip lock with the baking directions before we left.
Unlike most cobblers, the batter is placed in the dish and the fruit is placed on top. The crust raises to the top during baking.
Preheat oven: 350-375 degrees
Bake: 20 minutes
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp melted butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 pt fruit
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup hot water
Sprinkle with cinnamon
Mix the first six ingredients and spread in the bottom of a greased 8 X 8 dish.
Mix the next four ingredients and pour over the dough.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown. Test crust for doneness.
This can be made with fresh or canned fruit. If you are using canned fruit, do not add the water. The crust won't cook through.
Enjoy! You can certainly tell which berries are in abundance at my house!