This weekend I decided to make dessert for the dinner we were having Saturday night. My mom helped a bit to make things go a little faster, and seriously, this is the best cobbler. So simple. So tasty.
I followed this recipe, except I cut out a little bit of sugar and I added blackberries.
3/4 cup and 2 tablespoons of sugar (separated)
1 cup flour
Dash of salt
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup milk
1 stick of butter (1/2 Cup)
1 cup bluberries
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1 cup strawberries (quartered)
1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
Mix all dry ingrediants together (except 2 tablespoons of sugar), whisk together, and set aside.
Preheat over to 350 degrees.
Take half of your fruit and place it in a medium saucepan on medium-high heat. Add the 2 tablespoons of sugar and a 1/4 cup of water. Let sit on stove until berries burst releasing their juices, and until mixture thickens a little (about 10 minutes). Pour this into a bowl and set aside to cool.
Add the milk to the dry ingredients creating a batter. Take your 12″ cast iron skillet and on medium heat let the stick of butter melt in the pan. Once melted take the pan off the burner and pour the batter onto the top of the butter.
Add the lemon zest to the cold berries that you have not used, then mix all the berries together. Pour the berries over the batter (DO NOT STIR—let them fall where they do. I tried to pour them all around but a lot ended up in the middle. At this point it probably doesn’t look too tasty, but it looks delicious once baked.
Now place the cast iron pan in the oven and bake for 35-40 minuts. You may want to place a pan underneath or some tinfoil underneath incase it bubbles over the cast iron pan.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream! Or enjoy it strait from the pan!