Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Carnival: Summer Treats

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I was quite excited when I saw this topic for our July 6 Carnival Blog! Something I surely didn’t have to give much thought to either. Each year as summer approaches we are all fortunate to have an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables to choose from. When the first signs of summer approaches, each year my children request this reciepe: Blueberry Cobbler.
I was fortunate many years ago, long before I even had children, I was invited to a friend’s house to dinner. His girlfriend who came from Georgia, cooked a most delicious dinner of Southern cooking, but it wasn’t until she brought out the dessert that we were completely taken. Annette (her name) was sweet enough to share this receipe for Blueberry Cobbler that had been in her family for years; and, although we are not Southern up here in NY, I do admit that this has become a “Summer Favorite”. So I am happy to share it with all of you! This will definitely feed your whole family, unless you have a few like my boys who sneak in during the evening and take a little extra taste here and there!
Southern Blueberry Cobbler:
 2/3 cups Sugar
 2 tbsp Cornstarch
 ¾ cups water
 3 cups fresh Blueberries (washed, of course)
 1 tsp melted butter
 1 tsp ground cinnamon
 2 tsp juice of freshly squeezed lemon
 1 cup sifted flour
 1 ½ tsp baking powder
 ½ tsp salt
 1/3 cup milk
 3 tsp melted butter
In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch, slowly add water. Bring to boil for about 1 min until it starts to thicken. Add Blueberries and mix. Pour mixture into lightly buttered 13x9” baking dish. Sprinkle blueberries with cinnamon, 1 tsp melted butter and lemon juice. Let stand a few minutes while making topping.
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl add milk and 3 tsp melted butter. Stir mixture until moistened and forms a ball. Drop spoonfuls onto the blueberries, sprinkle topping with a small mixture of sugar and cinnamon (to your own taste!) Bake 425 degrees for 25-30 min. Serve warm.
In our family, we like to top each serving of the cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy! Can’t wait to read all the other delicious summer recipes that I can include to our summer feasts.

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