Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Cobbler

The camera is away from home again, but I am sitting here biting my nails over the election. Last night, as I had a bunch of apples (from a relative's trees) and the need to do something ... anything... to keep from refreshing the internet news every two seconds, I made cobbler.

I like fancy cobblers, but this is your plain-jane, straight-up cobbler, the way my Great Aunt Cora did it. This recipe is so easy, you can make it with your mind full of election paranoia (and even with a few drinks in your system, if the evening calls for it).

Preheat your oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 pan. Mix together 1 cup self-rising flour (I did 1 cup white whole wheat flour + 1 1/2 t baking powder + 1/2 t salt), 1 cup sugar (Zulka unrefined, in my case), and 1 cup milk (Almond Breeze unsweeetened original). Pour this into your pan. Spread a quart or more of prepared fruit (peeled, chopped apples) over the batter. Dot with marg or coconut oil or give it a spritz of canola oil. Into the oven for 1 hour. It's done.

Now, you can add all sorts of spices and extracts to the batter and/or the fruit. You can pre-cook the fruit if too hard, and add sugar to it if it is too tart. Eat with ice cream, mimiccreme, soyatoo. Do what you will. But it's plenty good plain and unadorned.

3 comments:

kittee said...

everyone's cooking or baking today, but truly, i feel sick to my stomach. i'm not gonna feel better until ickycain concedes. i hope it comes early!

xo
kittee

JohnP said...

I'm with you on that kittee... very soon, please....

julie hasson said...

I also cooked up a storm last night! But yay, Obama won!!

This cobbler looks great, and I can't wait to give it a try. Thanks John!!