Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Blueberry Peach Cornmeal Cobbler.... The 13 year old Bakes!

  Taa Daa! My daughter made this!

For months I have been whipping it up in the kitchen, hoping that my daughter or son would become inspired and want to actually create instead of just partake of the food I make. The moment finally arrived. (ahhhh... angels sing) However, I have been quite consumed with the busy-ness of a new school year, and sadly, my blogging entries have dropped to a standstill. It truly does depress me as there is nothing I like more than cooking (anything) and writing about it. Foodies know....blogging makes us happier. Right? So since my anniversary cake post... there has been nothing.... zip, nada, zilch... until now!

Gosh how I love my daughter. I love her even more when she requests to make something for supper (especially something sweet). Not only did she make this all on her own, if I even offered up a whisper of help..... she declined and in a very loud "teenage" voice declared, "I am doing this myself. Stop helping me!" Needless to say, the hovering cook, baker and mother in me backed off. 

My husband was given a huge load of beautiful Michigan Blueberries from a dear friend at work. Thank you Kathleen! He brought them home as a surprise, until he realized how much work it was to clean and freeze all those berries. Complaining aside, we had several peaches sitting around and lots of blueberries. Hence a cobbler was born!

Vimala worked and worked until she had it just right. She is even more a perfectionist than myself. See for yourself as you look how evenly spaced her cornmeal dollops were placed. I tend to be a bit...careless sometimes (shhhh) but not dear Vimala. The recipe came from somewhere on-line.... I am sorry as I can't find the source now, and neither can she!


There she is.... cooking away. Preparing of lovely warm, juicy cobbler for the evening!
                                                                                                                                                          

Vim's Cobbler

3 Cups peaches, sliced
3 cups blueberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbs. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Set oven to 350. Mix above ingredients in a large bowl and place in buttered 9x9 pan. Prepare cornmeal dumplings as directed below.



Dumplings

1/2 cup wheat flour
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cold butter

1/2 cup milk 
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Mix above ingredients. Use a pastry cutter to cut the butter into the mixture. When you have a nice course meal, add milk and vanilla. Stir with fork just until mositened. If dough seems too dry, add a touch more milk. Drop 9 dollops of the dough onto the cobbler. Place in oven for 50 minutes to an hour. You want the fruit to be thoroughly cooked. If dumplings are browning too soon, or too much, cover with foil. Let rest for 15 minutes... if you can wait that long! xoxo Megan ♥♥♥



10 comments:

  1. Your daughter is too cute! And she did such a great job, that cobbler looks so good, i love me some cornmeal and that recipe looks easily gluten-free adaptable.

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  2. It always feels fabulous when the kids help out with the cooking/baking.
    But then she's doing it herself this time, joy is even greater.

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  3. Awesome cobbler! Tell your daughter she did a great job! Love the peach/blueberry combo. Yum!

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  4. Too cute daughter and too cute cobbler!

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  5. Love the cobbler and the pictures. Raising a future foodie! I started baking with my granddaughter when she was around two, even if it was just pressing down the cookie cutter on cut out cookies. By three she was cracking eggs, and by four she could make chocolate chip cookies.

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  6. YUM! Looks incredible!

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  7. Looks great! Tell your daughter she did a fantastic job on the cobbler!

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  8. Love it!!! Great job to the daughter of a well-deserving woman.

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  9. Oh Megan, the cobbler looks fantastic! I'm so proud your girl and she really did a pretty good job here. I love when she said "stop helping her!"! haha.... So Megan, please just leave her alone. Ok! haha.... Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Blessings, Kristy

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