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.

I found it. It is a cobbler recipe that is so easy and so good, you’ll want to thank me every time you make it. (I got it from Sig’s mother who hasn’t a clue where she found it.)

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?

About steviereynolds

One summer when I worked as a time card clerk for Younkers department store, I ran across my personnel file. I found out that my high school principal, Father Scott, said I was "phlegmatic." Forty-five years later, I still wonder whether he meant self-possessed, calm, and unruffled or torpid, sluggish and indifferent. Frankly I don't remember having much to do with Father Scott. He's dead now so I've missed the chance to see where he actually stood. But thinking about it has kept me on my toes.
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