Monday, July 20, 2009

The Joys of Summer

Cobbler Anyone?

I love summer, it's my very favorite season here in Michigan. I love the warm temps, sunny days, and the long hours of daylight.
One of the things I love and appreciate most is the wonderful fresh produce grown right here in the state, and available to us during the summer months.... from sweet corn, to tomatoes, to zuchinni. Fresh grown produce is the best!
We even have an area in Michigan called the Fruit Belt, known for all the fresh fruit that's grown here and comes into season during our wonderful summer months. We've got cherries, cantaloupe, peaches, berries of all kinds.... strawberries, blueberries, and of course yummy raspberries.

My sister grows her own red raspberies, and she was nice enough to let me pick while she is away on a mini-vakay.

The season for the raspberries is winding down, but there are still plenty of these sweet and luscious berries to be had!

I was able to pick enough in one day to enjoy some plain, and also to make a yummy cobbler.
This particular recipe has a rich buttery dough, and is best served w/ a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream!

2 -cups Fresh Fruit
Sugar ( I used about 1/2 cup on my berries)
Sprinkle fruit w/ sugar, and stir gently, and let set til it makes it's own juice.
While that's setting, you can make the dough for the cobbler.
1 cup baking mix
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
Melt the butter, and pour into an 8" by 8" baking pan.
Mix the baking mix, baking powder and sugar together, add the milk and mix w/ a fork til, combined. Batter will be thin
Pour batter on top of the butter, and spoon fruit w/ juice on top of that.
Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for about 30 minutes or until nicely browned on top.
Let cool, and top with fresh whipped cream or even better, a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream!
Mmmm Mmmm Mmmmm, I can't wait for Michigan Peaches to come into season in about a month!


Meadowbrook Cabin Primitives said...

Hi Patty,

oh, those raspberries look delicious.. but the cobbler looks even better !

Thanks for posting your recipe.. I am going to try it with blueberries, since we have blueberry bushes in our backyard if I can get to them before the birds do !


Theresa said...

The cobbler looks so yummy... I want to try this recipe it looks soooooo good. When you say baking mix to you mean flour?



Janelle said...

I'm gonna have to try that recipe, even though I won't have the wonderful fresh raspberries like you..
Thanks for sharing that with us Patty!


Dogpatch Primitives said...

Hi Linda, I bet it will be good w/ the bluberries, just be sure to add a bit of lemon juice to your berries, but I'm sure you already know that.

Hi Theresa, I use baking mix such as Bisquick or Jiffy, and add a little baking powder to that. I hope you like it!

Janelle, try it w/ peaches, it's yummy. Be sure to add nutmeg to your peaches.

thanks for stopping by girls :)

fiddlestixstudios said...

Oh YUM,Patty!We were SO bad this year,and didn't even pick our Raspberries!!!We just got busy,and before we knew it,they were gone*sigh*.Now,seeing your fabulous cobbler,makes me kick myself even more!Maybe I'll try your recipe with some good 'ole fresh GA peaches!
Oh,I could just take a bite of that cobbler you made,it looks so heavenly!

Doreen said...

This sounds wonderful, thank you for sharing the recipe. Raspberries are not ready just yet in this area..I am hoping to make some Jam this year.

Michigan sounds like a wonderful area to live!

Have a wonderful day,