Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Super Simple Fruit Cobbler

Lots of fruit and berries to be enjoyed this time of year. Here on the homestead we are picking blueberries daily. Our neighbor is harvesting gallons of blackberries. Today, Mom gifted me with some local peaches. Dessert tonight will be this yummy super, simple cobbler made with blueberries and peaches. Use any fruit you have and any combination that sounds good.

1 stick butter
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp salt
1 tsp. vanilla (optional)
1- 1 1/2 quarts fruit
Place butter in a 13x 9 inch pan. Melt in a 350* oven. Meanwhile mix batter and prepare fruit. When butter has melted pour batter over top of butter. Lay fruit on top. Return to oven and bake 45 minutes or deep brown and bubbly. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Blueberry Muffins

It's blueberry picking time here on the homestead. That means it is also time for homemade muffins chocked full of fresh tasty berries! These muffins are very moist and dense. Let cool completely before removing from pan. If there are any leftover, wrap individually in saran wrap, toss in the freezer for a quick breakfast on busy mornings.

Rinse 2 cups fresh blueberries. Drain well and toss with 2 tbsp. flour. Set aside. Grease a 12 cup muffin pan. Preheat oven to 350*.

Blueberry Muffins:
Stir together:
2 rounded cups of flour
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 stick butter, melted
2 eggs lightly beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup milk
Mix by hand. Fold in blueberries. Divide batter evenly between cups. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture if desired. Bake for 25 minutes or until brown and firm to the touch. Enjoy!