I rarely make dessert unless it’s ice cream or sorbet with fruit. If I bake a fabulous carrot cake with the great cream cheese frosting that makes me want a corner piece or a lemon meringue pie or the best chocolate cookies in the world recipe, I will eat way more than a reasonable amount.
But some days, I just want some kind of dessert. Not a super-sized dessert fit for a family of 6. And not one that will hang around a long time without losing its appeal.
Easy and Good Cobbler
1/2 stick of butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup of milk
dash of salt
1 1/2 cups fruit (fresh or frozen, I use mixed berries)
Melt the butter til it begins to brown. Pour into a 1 1/2 quart casserole dish. Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl; add milk and mix. Pour batter over butter in dish. Put fruit on top of batter. (You can add sugar to sweeten, but personally I like it tart.) Bake at 375 for 30 minutes, til brown on top. Sprinkle sugar on top if you feel like it.
Scoop into parfait glasses and top with a good brand of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Recipe makes 4 servings; if you double it — you’ll need to cook it longer.
Now, really could life be any easier than this?