Sunday, August 29, 2010

Browned Butter and Plum Cobbler

Do you like plums?

Do you like cake?

Then go ahead and clear any plans you made for this evening. Because you'll need to make this.

When I hear the word "cobbler", I think of the cherry cobblers my grandma used to make with the super tart cherries from our backyard. They turned out super ooey and gooey and didn't have very much topping - only fruit. Since I don't usually like mushy baked fruit, I have stayed away from cobblers.

Until yesterday.

Let's talk about this.

It starts with browning some butter in a cast iron skillet.

Brown 1 stick plus two tablespoons (so, 10 tablespoons total) and then pour the butter into a bowl to be used in a bit.
Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and milk.

Grab a couple of your most willing (and hungry!) volunteers and put them to work!
Erin sliced up some gorgeous pears.

Victoria whisked the browned butter into the batter.

Pour the batter into the cast iron skillet.

And then the magic happens.

Pop that into a 350 degree oven for 35 minutes.
This will happen.

Yes, please!
But wait! We're not done yet!
Sprinkle some sugar on top. This creates an even crunchier topping to the cobbler.
Put it back in the oven for 10 minutes until it's bubbly and golden.

Slice it up and top it with some ice cream.

A-mazing. It's cakey and buttery and not mushy at all! Just the way I like it! All thanks goes to Joy the Baker for another uber-delicious recipe.
The worst part of this cobbler?

Eventually it's gone. Make sure you have enough for seconds! :-)

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