I love orchards, rather I love walking through them when the trees are in bloom and then again when the fruit is ripe and heavy on the branches. The scent is heavenly.
Of course I must confess I also enjoy eating the juicy ripe fruit too!😊
When I came into a “crop” of apples I baked with them and juiced them and froze them for a later day. It’s always nice to have a hint of autumn when winter is around.
But some of those fresh apples demanded to be turned into a simple, comforting dish. A dish that reminds me of simple down home cooking. A dish that, as we know by now is flexible and easy.
What did I make? Why a simple apple cobbler of course!😀
This comes together fast, so when Himself announced he was having a friend over, I knew exactly what to make. And no Himself did not ask me to make anything, but I was taught you should always have something homemade to offer. And besides it is a chance to bring down home to his home! 😉
Here is the recipe:
Preheat oven to 350F
1/4 c. sugar (you could go up to a 1/2 c. If you wish)
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. Butter
1 c. flour
1 tsp. vanilla or 1 vanilla bean or both if you like vanilla
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tbsp. of cinnamon (optional)
Pinch of salt (not needed if using salted butter)
Grab an apron, your best spoon and get ready for the hard work!😉
Add all of the above ingredients into a sturdy bowl and mix well. Yep that’s it. Don’t worry, it’s a forgiving dough, you don’t have to exact at all! Hard right? Challenging even, but do it because it tastes good. Like really good as in you may want to eat the dough raw good if you are that kind of person.
Now lightly grease a pan, any kind of pan be use eats the type of person you are, one who is bold and daring. If you want some more adventure, after you’ve greased the pan, sprinkle sugar in the bottom of the pan…it becomes like caramel, sort of. You can even be outrageous and toss in some sugar because that’s why I did.😉
Okay now take your bowl of oh so forgiving and lovely dough and pour it into your prepared pan. Smooth it out a bit, don’t aim for perfection because well we are going to cover the top with apples. (You can use any type of fruit really, because the recipe is basically lithe gymnast flexible!)
Once you have placed the apples (or whatever fruit) on top you can sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.
Okay bake to the task at hand. Lift the pan with the delicious goodness and place in the oven. Bake for an hour. You can eat this a few minutes after you’ve taken it out of the oven if you wish, warm or cold. Any way you do it, it’s delicious!