Sunday, August 22, 2010
Sweet Strawberry Cobbler
I invited a new friend over Saturday and had my perfect excuse to cook & bake. Ahhhh, I love it. In fact - Want to be friends? Membership only requires that you "oooooh' & "ahhhhh" and maybe drool a bit over my food.
This little cobbler is just darn good, it is also quite pleasing on the eyes....and being in individual sizes...well that is just nice & hopefully made my new friend feel all nice and cozy.
Delightfully borrowed this sweet treat from : http://www.beantownbaker.com/2010/05/strawberry-cobbler.html
1/2 cup sugar
3 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp water
1 1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
2 1/2 cups, chopped strawberries (very large pieces)
1 tsp unsalted butter
BISCUIT TOPPING (IT IS SO DIVINE!)
3/4 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp white sugar
2 1/2 tbsp plain shortening
1/4 cup cold milk
Raw Turbinado Sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a large cookie sheet with foil.
In a large nonreactive saucepan stir together the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in the water and lemon juice. Stir in the strawberries.
Cook over medium heat, stirring often until thickened. Remove from the heat and stir in the butter. Don't let your strawberries reduce down to dnothing. Pour filling into ramekins.
Prepare the biscuit topping. Stir or sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Rub in the shortening with your fingers. Using a fork, gently stir in the milk until dough forms.
Press the dough flat on parchment and use a cookie cutter or glass to cut rounds, you can also use cute cutters for the topping - I used a star. Sprinkle with Turbinado sugar.
Bake for 15-20 minutes on an aluminum foil lined pan, keep an eye on your cobbler topping as it browns quickly (top with aluminium foil if it does)...oh man is it G-O-O-D