Tuesday, July 14, 2015

More summer bounty

My neighbor, Mary Mac, works at a farmers' market. She brought me some strawberries the other day. I was tempted to eat them all while standing over the sink. But I did stop soon enough to make a quick fruit cobbler before they were gone.

This is so simple and you can make it with any fresh or frozen fruit you have on hand.

2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup and 2 Tablespoons flour
1/4 cup and 2 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup and 2 Tablespoons milk
1 cup sliced strawberries, or raspberries, or fresh peaches, or nectarines, or whole blackberries
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Put butter in a small casserole dish and put it in a microwave to melt it. Remove from microwave and swirl it around to coat the sides and bottom of the casserole.
In a separate bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt to mix. Add milk and whisk it into the dry ingredients to make a smooth batter. Pour batter into the casserole, then scatter your fruit over the batter. Sprinkle 1-1/2 teaspoons of sugar over the fruit.
Bake at 350 degrees until the batter browns and the fruit bubbles. My oven takes 50 minutes.
Serve warm with ice cream, or cold with cream.

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Summer gifts

Yesterday, at the post office there was a box of vegetables on the bench outside. I took two tomatoes and had one with my dinner. It was delicious. Thank you.