Quick Mischief


All photos by Ray Hydrick.

If you are like me, you have been taking advantage of the abundant fruit options at the farmers’ markets and grocery stores.  And if you are again like me, you cannot eat the massive amount of fruits you have purchased at said markets and they are taking a turn for the worse.  So I thought we could provide a quick recipe to turn that fruit into an easy yet tasty dessert.  Lets make a quick cobbler!

I chose to make a Peach and Blackberry Cobbler.  You can choose the fruit of your choice but using apples, peaches or berries can guarantee a perfect outcome. 

This is what you need:
4 cups of roughly diced peaches
2 cups blackberries
1 tablespoon orange zest
Juice of one orange
2 tablespoons orange liquor (optional)
1 tablespoon tapioca flour (optional)
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar (I used turbinado)
I cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  In a bowl add fruit, orange zest, orange juice, orange liquor and tapioca flour.  If you like your cobbler really sweet, add a couple of tablesppons of sugar to the fruit.  I like mine tart so I left it out.  

A big bowl of love.

Why tapioca flour? It helps thicken the mixture without lumps due to its fine texture. 

You can find this in the organic or natural flour section of the mega mart.

In another bowl, combine  flour, sugar, milk and vanilla.  Stir till combined.

At this point you can use individual servings or one large one.  I chose individuals  but if you chose a large dish – use an 9×9 inch dish.  Grease the dish with butter or cooking spray. 

Add the fruit evenly in the dish and pour over the flour-milk mixture over the fruit.  Bake 35-40 minutes or until cake is brown and firm.  Let it sit 10 minutes before serving or your mouth will melt like lava. 

See, almost the way grandma made them.

This may not be the cobbler like grandma use to make but this simple dessert is easy and can bake while you eat dinner.  Quick dessert, quick mischief. 😉

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