Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Berry Cobbler

Hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July. I had a great holiday weekend, but it just wasn’t the same without fireworks. Here in Texas all fireworks were banned due to the fire danger. So we had to settle for great food. Hopefully this Summer Berry Cobbler will provide fireworks…in your mouth. :) I ended up taking this beautiful cobbler full of fresh berries made with blueberry scone dough along with homemade vanilla bean ice cream, and refreshing white sangria to our gathering. This cobbler would fit in great with a summer BBQ or just a relaxing meal at home. Berries are everywhere right now, and you can find a variety at your local farmer’s market, so throw in what you like or any kind of seasonal berry and enjoy. 

Summer Berry Cobbler 

1 pint blueberries 
1 pint raspberries 
1 pint blackberries 
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced in half 
1/2 cup granulated sugar, plus more, for dusting 
Pinch cinnamon 
2 tablespoons cornstarch 
1/2 lemon, juiced 
1 recipe Blueberry Scone Dough, recipe follows 
Melted butter 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

In a mixing bowl, combine berries with sugar, cinnamon, cornstarch and lemon juice. Stir gently to combine.

Spread berry mixture out on a 10-inch tart or gratin dish. Dollop spoonfuls of scone dough evenly over the top of the fruit; leave a border around the edge of the dish for spreading. 

Drizzle the surface with melted butter and dust with sugar. Set on a cookie sheet and bake for 25 to 35 minutes until the top is golden brown and the fruit juices bubbling. 

Cool for 15 minutes before serving. Serve with heavy cream, whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. 

Blueberry Scone Dough 

2 cups unbleached flour, plus more for rolling berries 
1 tablespoon baking powder 
1 teaspoon salt 
1/3 cup sugar 
1/4 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut in chunks 
3/4 cup buttermilk or cream 
1 egg 
1 pint fresh blueberries 


In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar; mix thoroughly. Cut in butter using 2 forks or a pastry blender. The butter pieces should be coated with flour and resemble crumbs. 

In another bowl, mix buttermilk and egg together, and then add to the flour mixture. Mix just to incorporate, do not overwork the dough. 

Roll blueberries in flour to coat, this will help prevent the fruit from sinking to the bottom of the scone when baked. Fold the blueberries into batter, being careful not to bruise. 

Recipe from Food Network

1 comment:

  1. This looks soo good. I just recently started eating blueberries, so this looks like a pretty yummy recipe :)

    xo katie elizabeth



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