Blueberry Cobbler

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When it is the season for blueberries, this blueberry cobbler recipe will highlight the best of this seasonal berry. The blueberries burst to produce a syrupy liquid, while the dumplings on top are slightly crispy on the outside and fluffy on the insides. Bunny, the author of Bunny’s Warm Oven recipe blog, came up with this delicious cobbler recipe during the winter when she was looking for something to remind her of warmer weather. The beauty of this fresh berry dessert is that frozen blueberries will work nearly as well when blueberries are out of season. In fact, Bunny developed her dessert recipe using frozen blueberries as an easy means of producing this dessert during the winter. If you love the idea of preparing a sweet treat with the taste of fresh or frozen blueberries, this dessert will be perfect any time of year.

Cobbler recipes are common in both the United States and the United Kingdom, and usually, include a fruit base and a biscuit or dumpling top. Some version of cobbler can be prepared with savoury ingredients as well, while other versions might include both a bottom and top crust. It is believed that cobblers were first created by English settlers in the American colonies, due to them being unable to make more traditional desserts like suet puddings. This blueberry cobbler recipe is an excellent example of what this type of dessert can be with a base that is all about the fruit and a fluffy biscuit topping. The blueberry mixture isn’t sweetened at all, which allows their natural sweetness to be at the forefront. As they bake, they become even sweeter tasting, and a syrupy liquid emits from them. Cornstarch is a common thickening agent in cooking because it works quickly and thickens more effectively than flour. As a result, the blueberries are sprinkled with it to help their juices become glossy and thick.

If you are new to baking and pastry, cobbler recipes are perfect to start with, because they are very easy. The blueberries are layered in a dish, sprinkled with cornstarch and topped with an easy-to-prepare dough. There isn't an incorrect way to make a cobbler because it is supposed to be rustic. As long as you have quality fruit, cobbler recipes should turn out perfectly every time. This blueberry cobbler recipe will be the perfect template for whenever you have fresh or frozen fruit in your house that you would like to use up. Quick cooking fruit like fresh sliced peaches, strawberries, raspberries, sliced pears and plums will all work tremendously well in this comfort dessert. Dessert recipes like this don’t require any complicated equipment, like a mixer, either. The dough is mixed in a bowl similar to pancake batter or stew dumplings, before being dolloped all over the fruit. Even if you are an experienced baker, you will appreciate simple dessert recipes like this one for busy nights through the week.

One of the best parts about this cobbler is the fact that it gets sprinkled all over with raw sugar, which gives it a crispy crust in contrast with the stewed fruit and fluffy dumplings. Turbinado sugar is more coarse than regular white sugar, which means it will hold up better at high heat and won’t melt. This dessert is perfect served with vanilla ice cream that slowly melts into the warmth of the fruit base. You can serve this dessert warm if you want or allow it to cool to room temperature. Leftover will heat up well in the microwave, although the dumpling portion may soften as it sits. Thank you to Bunny, the author of Bunny’s Warm Oven recipe blog, for sharing her blueberry cobbler recipe with us.

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