Monday, July 12, 2010

Elephant cobbler

No, this isn't something from The Gruffalo: I asked Big Bro if he wanted to help make a blueberry cobbler and he replied "yes, and it can look like an elephant".

So I tried...

Blueberry Cobbler

Adapted from Cook's Illustrated's The Best Recipe.

900g frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon cornflour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbs lemon juice

Combine, put in pie dish and bake at 200C for 15 minutes, until the fruit starts to release its juice.

Topping (made enough to cover two of my dishes so I froze the leftovers)
2 cups self raising flour
3 tbs sugar
8 tbs chilled butter, cubed
8 tbs vegetable shortening (I used copha)
1 tbs milk (or more if needed)
Combine ingredients in above order in a food processor until a smooth dough is formed. Roll between plastic sheets (it's quite sticky) and cut out in desired shapes (elephants in this case)

When the fruit has cooked, stir and top with the dough. Brush with milk and 1 tbs sugar, bake 25 min. Cool for at least 10 min to allow filling to thicken before serving

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It looks like you've hobbled some elephants in this cobbler. My mum loves elephants so I should try to make this for her one day.

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