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







INGREDIENTS


STRAWBERRY FILLING
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


DIRECTIONS



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



23 comments:

Monet said...

What precious tarts...I just love cutting out shapes and placing them on top of my pie/pastry creations. And I am just adoring strawberries this summer...I don't want them to leave!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I'd love to be your friend! I'd definitely ooohhh and aaahhh over your food. And I promise not to drool directly into it. Those little cobblers are adorable and they sound so yummy!

baking.serendipity said...

These look delicious! I love the individual serving sizes...could definitely continue to ooh and ah :)

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

That looks so delicious! I could probably eat all 3!

Monica H said...

I promise to ooh and ahh, what time is dinner?

newlywed said...

I want to come over too! Those look both adorable and delicious.

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

The stars are so adorable! We taste with our eyes first and you cobblers certainly look yummy!

Susi said...

Love the way the cobblers look! I wouldn't mind oohing and ahhing over those :o)

Bridgett said...

These turned out beautifully!

M @ Betty Crapper said...

I'm ooing and ahhing. These look yummy.

Eliana said...

This could not look more delicious. I love it!

Julie said...

I'm a very good ooher and ahher...Sign me up for the friend thing. I love the star on top, perfect :)

The Comfort of Cooking said...

Those are adorable, Jenn! Perfect for Labor Day, especially with those little stars. Great job!

Kim said...

I am crazy about little individual desserts and I bet your new friend was so pleased with such a special treat:) They're so cute!

Shandy said...

Oh so cute! I love these strawberry cobblers and in individual dishes to boot. I'll be right over =).

teresa said...

i love having people over for cooking/baking dates! this looks like just the thing!

theUngourmet said...

Of course I'll be your friend. Ooh! Aaahhhh! I love these. They are so very sweet and delicious. I'm just dying to pick up some of these cute individual baking dishes!

bake in paris said...

Just delicious and very presentable!

Sawadee from bangkok,
Kris

Tracy said...

Lovely! I think anything individually-sized is automatically cuter. ;-)

Laurie @simplyscratch said...

LOVE THIS POST!

Shabs.. said...

These looks gorgeous!

Pavithra said...

Wow they looks gorgeous and cute presentation..looks damn tempting.

Pavithra
www.dishesfrommykitchen.com

Ingrid said...

All right! I just bought some strawberries.

I will oooh & aaah all you want so, when's dinner? :)
~ingrid