With all the beautiful berries starting to show up in the produce section, I thought I would share my favorite, and easiest, cobbler recipe with you! I love that you can mix in a huge variety of berries, either frozen or fresh, so you can even whip one up with whatever is on sale or stashed in the freezer. Eat it on its own in the winter for a cozy treat and serve it up with some ice cream on a hot summer night!
1 cup sugar
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 cups berries, fresh or frozen
Optional: 1/4 cup sugar topping
Grease an 11" x 8" baking dish.
Whisk together sugar, flour and buttermilk just until blended. Whisk in butter. Pour into dish. Sprinkle fruit on top. Sprinkle sugar on top of fruit (optional).
Bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until edges are bubbling and center is golden brown.
The optional sugar topping really depends on your fruit choice. Raspberries and blackberries, with their tart flavor, really need the extra sprinkle. Strawberries and blueberries are sweet enough without it so you can omit it altogether or use less. The recipe works great with bing cherries or frozen bags of mixed fruit, too. The one pictured is 'mixed cherry blend'.
I use my immersion blender to really whip it up, but I was making this recipe long before I got that handy gadget!
If you don't have any self-rising flour, you can make your own. Simply mix together 1 cup flour, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. I use so much self-rising flour that I make bigger batches at once. 6 cups of flour, 3 tablespoons baking powder and 1 tablespoon salt. Just make sure you mix it well! (And in case you have forgotten if what you have is self-rising or not just place a little bit on your tongue. You'll be able to taste the salt if it's self-rising.)