Sunday, July 27, 2008
Dessert Special - Cobbler
What? Another food post!
This is another recipe we've been making for years; we first got it off an old Naked Chef episode we saw on Food Network when we were living in the Middle East.
Oh...and it's freakin' SIMPLE. Literally about 15 minutes worth of work before you put it in the oven!
Filling (we eyeball the ingredients, but this is about what it comes out to):
Fruit (6 medium peaches, or use your imagination - the one above is peaches and blueberries.)
2-3 tbsp light brown sugar
1 vanilla bean, split (or a good slug - 1 tsp - of pure vanilla)
1/4 cup water
2 large eggs
4.5 oz butter, softened
4.5 oz sugar
4.5 oz self-rising flour
Quarter peaches and cut quarters in half. Place in saucepan with water and brown sugar. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 min. Scrape the vanilla bean out into the filling and discard the pod. Throw in any berries you are using after you turn the heat off.
Beat sugar, butter and eggs on low setting until creamy. Mix in flour until you have a smooth batter. The entire process should be about 3 minutes.
Put filling in a baking dish (we leave at least half the liquid in the saucepan) and dollop the batter on top with a large spoon. Bake in a 350-degree oven for 45 - 60 min. It takes the topping a bit to cook through, so it should be a healthy, deep golden brown when it comes out.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, or you suck.