Sunday, January 5, 2014

Blueberry Cobbler...

I think it is important to celebrate the milestones in our lives, like birthday's, anniversaries, new jobs, graduations, births, and weddings to name a few.  It is a wonderful time to gather friends and family around to congratulate, encourage and celebrate these milestones with each other.  It is a time to make special memories with the people that matter to us the most! 

We had one of these milestones that we celebrated in our family recently.  Our youngest child, Jessica, just graduated from college with a degree in Audio Production.  She finished up her program in 3 1/2 years and is ready to begin a new journey! We are very proud of her and her accomplishments. She made the Dean's list every semester and will graduate with high honors.  Since Jessy went to a smaller private college, they do not walk the graduates in December (only in the spring), so we decided that we needed to mark the occasion with a special celebration dinner.

Instead of going out to dinner, she wanted to have a special dinner at home.  We invited the grandparents and made her one of her favorite dinners.  After dinner she requested Blueberry Cobbler.  It is really close to Christmas and blueberry cobbler is not usually on my baking list for this time of year but I figured she deserves to have what she wants!  

This recipe was given to my Mom by her neighbor of 45 years Alyce Cue, and is a super easy and delicious way to use fresh fruit in the spring and summer when the harvest is bountiful, but also it can be made in the winter with frozen fruit also and is just as delicious! Served with a scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream, it is a wonderful treat anytime of the year!

Blueberry Cobbler
4 to 6 cups of fresh or frozen berries (blue berries, raspberries, mixed berries)
Dot with butter (cut butter in little pieces and just scatter on top of fruit)

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4 TBS. melted butter
1 cup milk

Pour topping batter over fruit in pan.  Sprinkle batter with 1 cup of sugar.  Pour 3/4 cups of cold water over sugar (I know this sounds weird but trust me it works).  Bake at 400 degrees until crust is golden brown and fruit is bubbly.

Cooks Notes - We made a larger recipe for this picture and made a 1 1/2 recipes.  It is great served warm with vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt.  It is really a wonderful treat anytime of year but a great dessert to serve when fresh berries are in season!  I hope you enjoy it!

I hope you can take some time to celebrate the milestones in your families lives and make some memories... they last a lifetime!  

Proud Mamma,

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