My husband told that his most favorite pie is some cobbler. The name was odd. Pictures from the Internet amazed me: cobblers looked extremely unattractively 😉 But as the conscientious person, I had written out all found recipes and tested on me and my husband 😉 Now I want to tell: a cobbler is just amazing invention (it appeared in medieval England)! It is good always. A lot of vitamins, and a little of dough. Plus, it isn’t necessary to roll the dough and to make a figures – simply put it by a spoon over any cuted fruits/berries. This is all! If “bottom” is made from peaches, apricots, plums, sweet cherry (or canned compotes from them), you don’t need in additional sugar (contrary to written in a recipes). Also it isn’t necessary to put butter under fruits/berries or on them at all – and without all these harmful excesses cobblers are VERY tasty. A cobbler with fresh, canned or defrost fruits and berries (except apples) prepares about 35-45 minutes. From fresh apples it is better to bake not less than one and a half hours, to cut apples thinner and better to mix them with sugar. Bake at 350 F. If fruits or berries are very juicy, better to mix them with 1-2 tablespoons of starch. Cinnamon gives additional charm, but without nutmeg (second “obligatory” spice in a cobbler) we can live fine (also, nutmeg may be harmful).
The best tops of cobbler, variants:
1) mix 1+1/2 cups of all-purpose flour, 2/3 cups of butter, 1/2 cups of sugar.
2) you can add to mixture №1 ½ teaspoons of baking powder;
3)mix ½ cups of butter, 1 cup of flour, 4 tablespoons of sugar, 1 teaspoons of baking powder, 1 egg, ½ cups of milk;
4) mix 3 tablespoons of butter, ¾ cups of any cream, 1 cup of flour, 1/3 cups of sugar, ¾ teaspoons of baking powder;
5-6) Change cream in recipe №4 to sour cream. You don’t need in this case in baking powder, but if you will add, top of the cobbler will be very soft, like a muffin 🙂
7-8) Change cream in recipe №4 to any plain yogurt. Try without baking powder and with. You will like both 🙂
On the photo: cobbler with filling of fresh peaches, nectarines and plums. It is so sweet without additional sugar!