"Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to cherish every moment, because it will never come again. What we leave behind is not as important as how we've lived."
-Jean Luc Picard

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Food: Fruit Cobbler

I was looking through my copy of the Household Searchlight Recipe Book from 1938, and I found some recipes written in the back of the book. In going through the handwritten recipes, I found one for a simple fruit cobbler that I decided to try.

My great-aunt's handwriting is a little hard to read, so I'll transcribe it for you. The parts in italics are the additions I made for clarity.

Fruit Cobbler

Light oven. Set at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a baking dish, I used an 8x8 pyrex dish put 1/4 pound one stick butter or margarine, and melt in oven. Sift into mixing bowl:

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tsps baking powder

Pour one cup milk over flour mixture and beat hard. Pour this into the pan with the melted butter, and place 2 cups chopped fruit over the batter. Pour 1 cup sugar you may need to reduce this or even eliminate it completely depending on how sweet your fruit is over fruit, bake one hour at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

I ended up making a plum cobbler. I plan to use this recipe again with other fruits.

You can tell that I didn't peel the plums. I normally don't peel fruits or vegetables if the peel is edible. Why throw away fiber?


Carrot Jello said...

So it was good? You'd recommend it? Did I spell recommend right?

Hairball said...

It was tasty and easy to make which is a big bonus for the summer months. So yes, I do recommend trying this recipe. :)

Just be prepared to adjust the amount of sugar you use depending on the sweetness of the fruit. You can always sprinkle a little sugar on top of each serving or serve with some vanilla ice cream if it comes out too tart for your taste.