This is a dessert for the ladies, but fellas: listen closely.
I’ve been doing the grocery shopping for us for years and I still end up buying too much sometimes. I hate to throw food out too: it’s so wasteful. I had about slightly more than a pint of blueberries, two 5” square roasting dishes for which I hadn’t been able to come up with a dish, four adults who wanted dessert, so I came up with this.
Well, I didn’t come up with cobbler, but I did come up with right amount of dough for the amount of berries that I had, sans recipe. And it totally worked! I was quite impressed with the results. A cobbler for two people. I think this is a perfect date dessert, especially if you bake it yourself. Women can’t resist a guy making a sweet dessert just for them, right? Maybe they can.
But if this tops off a homemade dinner and a bottle of wine, it’ll seal the deal, I reckon.
- 3/4 pint blueberries
- 1/3 cup sugar
- zest of half a lemon
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 tbsp corn starch
For the dough:
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1/3 cup milk or cream (or water if you have nothing else)
Heat the oven to 375F.
Mix the berries, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and corn starch in a small bowl so that the berries are coated. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
Combine the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Add the butter. With your fingers push the butter into the dry ingredients and break it up until you have what looks like bread crumbs. Add the milk. Stir until you have dough.
Place the berries in a 5” roaster, if you have one, or something of similar size. Spoon the dough on top starting from the middle and working outward. Place in the oven for 45 – 50 minutes until the blueberries are bubbling and the crust is golden. Allow 15 minutes to cool.
Serve with two spoons and whipped cream.
Make sure you have enough breakfast for two, scoundrel.