My goal was to have this post up yesterday, but that didn't happen.
On Sunday, I picked Prince Charming up at the airport at 11 a.m. We had lunch at our house with his father and aunt as part of a ruse to get the father to his surprise 80th birthday party. Then, we had the party. After a week of 11 hour days in the strawberry patch, we were too exhausted to do much else.
Yesterday, we received more than two inches of much-needed rain. That means the patch was all-but closed. We gave our wonderful helpers the day off and remained open for pick-your-own customers. We had two! That gave me a chance to run errands (which I planned to do anyway), make a batch of jam, and catch up on a few things on the "need to do now" list.
So, here is
today's yesterday's post...
This is a strawberry cobbler based on my mom's peach cobbler recipe. It is still kind of a work-in-progress. The pictures are for a double-batch in a 9x13 dish. The recipe below is for a single batch in an 8x8 pan.
Now, this recipe came out with more of a crust to fruit ratio than I usually like. It was still good. Next time, I would add more (perhaps double) fruit. Four hungry teenagers later, it didn't matter
Here is the recipe for this time:
1/2 cup butter (don't even think about using margarine!)
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries mixed with a small amount of sugar (to taste)
--I would double the fruit next time
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Melt butter in an 8X8 pan. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, and milk. Pour batter over melted butter. Pour berries over batter. DO NOT STIR! Bake for about 30 minutes until batter floats to the top and is brown. This is great plain or even better served warm with ice cream.
I'm linking to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, and Tuesday Tastes.
The grass is green. It is good to be The Cow Queen.