Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler!

Here in the south, we are all about cobblers.  Fresh peach, blackberry, dewberry, blueberry, even chocolate cobblers.   My all time favorite cobbler was a dewberry cobbler made by my grandma Mercer. Dewberries grow on trailing, bramble vines located close to the ground.  Grandma would always warn us to be careful while we were berry picking.  Not only from the brambles, but from dreaded snakes.  It seems snakes like to shade themselves under the vines.  Luckily for me, I never met a snake while dewberry picking!  We would gather our juicy berries in metal bowls until we could find no more or until our bowls were full.  Berry picking was a chore we happily accepted because we knew what was to come.  Later in the day, we would smell the delicious aromas wafting from the oven as a fresh dewberry cobbler bubbled away.  We eagerly awaited the moment when Grandma would place the dewberry cobbler on the table!  Grandma also made batches of dewberry jelly which we enjoyed year round.  Such a wonderful treat on her homemade buttermilk biscuits.  I sure do miss my grandma and her wonderful cooking.  Everything was always so delicious and made with love. Such wonderful memories!
After church today, I decided to make a fresh strawberry cobbler to go with our Sunday lunch.  The strawberries have been terrific and I can't seem to leave the market without a a large container in the cart.  My Uncle Nick made the best strawberry cobbler.  This is not his recipe, but I think he would be happy with my rendition.  It is a very simple, but scrumptious recipe. Put on a cute apron and let's cook something yummy!

Fresh Strawberry Cobbler
3/4 cup self rising flour
1 cup of sugar
3/4 cup of milk
1 stick of butter
3 cups of strawberries, washed and coursely chopped
1/2 cup of sugar for strawberries

Wash and remove stem from strawberries.  Cut strawberries into chunks.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup of sugar over strawberries, turning strawberries to coat with sugar.   Set aside.
Place one stick of  butter in a casserole dish.  Place the casserole dish in the oven, allowing the butter to melt while preheating the oven to 350 degrees.  In a separate bowl, mix together 1 cup of sugar with 3/4 cup of self rising flour.  Slowly pour in milk, stirring until just combined.  After butter is melted, remove the casserole dish from the oven and slowly pour the batter into the dish.  Do not stir.
Gently spoon strawberries on top of the batter. Do not stir.  Do you see a pattern here?
Place back in the oven and cook for 45 minutes.  I wish you could smell this!
Cobbler is best served with vanilla ice cream.  They just make a great pair.  Sort of like good friends!  I recently read that topping a cobbler with ice cream originated in the Deep South.  No wonder I like mine topped with ice cream! So get yourself a bowl and spoon up a generous helping of warm, delicious cobbler.  Don't forget to add a scoop or two of good vanilla ice cream.  Enjoy!! 
Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse
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14 comments:

  1. This looks absolutely delicious and has my mouth watering.

    Happy Spring ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Hi Lorraine! It was really good. I sent some off to college with my son and there should be a serving or two left for me my hubby. If you try it out, let me know what you think.
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  2. Oh my goodness, I am all about a good cobbler, too!! I've never made strawberry so I need to try your recipe. I love the pour over crust because it really blends with the filling. My favorites are blackberry and peach, but I'll be trying yours soon !
    Blessings ,
    Leslie

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    1. Hi Leslie,
      You sound like a cobbler girl too! Have you ever tried a chocolate cobbler? Not my favorite, but chocolate lovers go crazy for it. Let me know what you think if you make this strawberry version. Have a great upcoming weekend!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  3. I have never had strawberry cobbler but I am pretty sure I would love it! This is definitely on my list of things to make when strawberries are plentiful soon!

    ~Trisha

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    1. I think the first strawberry cobbler I ever had was the from my uncle mentioned in the blog. He made it for various get togethers and it was always a hit. He was an excellent cook and made some mean peanut brittle! Thanks for visiting!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  4. Wow that looks amazing! Actually even just fresh strawberries sounds delicious.

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    1. I have been on a strawberry kick for a few weeks! We have some really good ones lately. I was out scouting for the flowers of the dewberry vines this afternoon and happy to say that we should have a bumper crop! Maybe I will post about dewberry cobbler later on. Thanks for stopping by and come back soon!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  5. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Oh my goodness, this looks so good :0)
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a great week,
    Suzanne

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    1. Hi Suzanne! Have you ever had strawberry cobbler? If not, you really should give it a try. It is a different twist on the classic cobbler. Hope you have a wonderful upcoming weekend!
      Blessings from Still Woods Farmhouse

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  6. I think I can cook that!! I bet you could also use this same basic recipe for blackberries!!
    I LOVE strawberry cobbler and blackberry cobbler and blueberry cobbler --- any of them!! Will have to get a batch of berries at Costco this weekend!! Thanks much for sharing :-}}

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  7. I was wondering if using self rising flour is a southern thing? My mother-in-law used to make something like this ....only with canned pie filling. She called it Virginia Pie. I haven't made this for years. I'm going to try this with the strawberries. Sounds so good.

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  8. Perfect for strawberry season - I can't wait to go to the local pick your own farm - So delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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