Thursday, July 7, 2011

I Called it a Blueberry Cobbler!

Cobbler,Buckle,Crisp,Crumble,Pandowdy,Grunt,Betty....STOP! For how many years have I been calling this favorite dessert a cobbler? No one has ever questioned me and why should they? It's so good, who cares? I've kind of known all along it wasn't right and never had a reason to change but now that I am writing a recipe on this blog - I need to correct myself. I have to admit, I like the way Blueberry Cobbler sounds rather than Blueberry Crisp so I probably won't change the name around this house. So let's get started. First the definitions!

Buckle: A dessert combining fresh fruit, a rich cake batter, and a streusel topping. It is often compared to a coffee cake.
•Cobbler: A dessert of fresh fruit baked in a deep dish and topped with a biscuity crust. Usually also sprinkled with sugar.
Crumble: A dessert of fresh fruit baked with a crumbly pastry mixture.
•Crisp: A deep-dish fruit dessert made with a crumb or streusel topping and baked.

So here goes - my recipe for Blueberry Cobbler - I mean Crisp!

9X13 Glass Dish
4 Cups of Flour
4 Cups of Sugar (I have changed it to 2 Cups of White Sugar and 2 Cups of Brown Sugar
4 sticks of Salted Butter
Cinnamon to your taste
4 pints of fresh blueberries

*Butter the bottom of the glass dish
*Rinse and dry fresh blueberries. I just used 3 pints but 4 is better.
*Mix the flour, butter,cinnamon and sugars together with your hands. This is important - you have to have patience and work this mixture really well until it begins to come together. If you stop blending too early, the mixture will be powdery and you won't get the best part - the crumbs!

*Bake at 350 until top begins to brown. You can serve this over ice cream but we are just as happy with a bowl filled with what just came out of the oven!


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  1. Yum yum yum yum yum. Anything with blueberries is good--no matter WHAT the name is! =D

    Would love it if you could link up and "old" recipe on my flash-back-friday linky!

    Happy Friday!

  2. here from boost your blog and oh my...I am drinking coffee right now and this would go SO great with it!!! :)

  3. sounds amazing!!!!!!

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  4. Looks heavenly! Love your blog and I am your newest follower! Hope you will stop by my blog and follow me back!

  5. Looks good! Hi! Just stopping by. Following you from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop. Would love a visit and a follow back on my blog: Thanks! Nice to meet you!

  6. Thanks so much for joining my Blog Hop! I'm now following you too....I LOVE cupcakes!

  7. So many people use these terms interchangeably. Regardless of name, it would be so good with blueberries. :-) Thank you for sharing this recipe at Joy of Desserts.

  8. Mmmm mmmmm good! I have a big bag of frozen blueberries that would be perfect in this. I've been trying to use up the blueberries in muffins, but I'm going to try this for a nice diversion!

    Tracy Screaming Sardine

  9. Aloha! New follower here..... I'm thinking I might just need to try this!!! SO yummy.... :)

  10. Oh this looks so yummy! I love cobblers. I am a new follower from boost my blog friday. Hope you follow back.

  11. this is one of my favorite ways to eat blueberries, it looks really good.I found you from the foodie blog roll and I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this blueberry cobbler widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about blueberry cobbler,thanks!