You know you have a good recipe when it's been passed down three generations. My grandmother made this cobbler. My mother makes this cobbler. Now I, obviously, am doing my duty as well. I don't mind at all.
This is a very simple, easy cobbler recipe that showcases your favorite fruit beautifully. My favorite two ways to make this are using peaches or red raspberries. I also have in mind to try it with some semi-dried nectarines and blueberries (together) before too long. The other day, I made the red raspberry version. Consider yourself part of the family...
Cobbler, Southern Style (recipe from my Grandma)
4 tbsp. butter
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 cup milk
2 cups fruit (fresh, as is, or drained or thawed if frozen or canned)
Cut up the butter into several pieces and place them in a round, layer pan. Set the pan on one of your stove burners over low heat to melt the butter.
While the butter is melting, make the batter by combining the flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and milk in a bowl, using a whisk.
Once the butter is melted, turn off the heat and pour the batter into the center of the pan. Do NOT mix the butter into the batter. You will see the butter coming up the sides of your pan- this produces a wonderful crust. Pour the two cups of fruit on top of the batter evenly.
Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes or until the top is nicely browned.
Serve warm, cold or at room temperature with or without vanilla ice cream.