Sunday, July 20, 2008

Peach & Blueberry Cobbler

***This cobbler is one of the best I've ever had...thanks to a secret ingredient that I discovered while making the Danish Pastry Braid. Okay, okay...I'll tell you what it is...cardamom. Now, it isn't the cheapest thing on the spice aisle (although it still isn't THAT expensive, don't worry!), but it's worth every penny in my opinion. You've got to give it a try if you've never used it before. It does have somewhat of a strong flavor, so use it sparingly the first time around. It goes perfectly in baked, fruit desserts...among many other things.

Last week, I happened to have some fresh Clanton peaches and a pint of beautiful blueberries. I got to thinking that a peach and blueberry cobbler would be perfect. I found THIS recipe over at Not Quite June Cleaver...absolutely delish!***

1 stick butter, halved
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cardamom
1 cup milk
4 ripe peaches, sliced
1 pint blueberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Melt a half stick of butter in a 9-inch square baking dish. Melt the other half and mix with self-rising flour, sugar, vanilla, cardamom, and milk.

Mix all ingredients but the fruit and the butter you melted in the dish with a whisk until smooth. Pour into dish. Add fruit.

Sprinkle the top with a sugar/cinnamon mix before baking to make it a little crispy on top.

Bake at 350 for about 45 minutes or until golden on top.


Joelen said...

Wow, I love that the secret is cardamom! Thanks for sharing :)

Maryanna said...

That looks amazing. I've got some leftover cardamom from DB, so I just may have to try this.

Anonymous said...

OOOoooh my gosh! That looks so amazingly good! I wish this spood would ::clink:: ::clink:: fit through the screen!

Maria said...

I will have to try cardamom. I have several recipes that call for it but I usually leave it out..oops! Thanks for the tips!