/ Fruit Desserts
1Measure 4 1/2 cups of mixed berries and toss them with the sugar and flour.
2Use the larger amount of flour if the berries are very juicy.
3Let stand while you make the dough.
4Mix the dry ingredients for the dough, leaving out the salt if you are using salted butter.
5Cut in the butter until the mixture looks like coarse cornmeal.
6Add the cream and mix lightly, until the dry ingredients are just moistened.
7The dry ingredients for the topping can be prepared ahead and kept refrigerated.
8The cream can then be added when you are ready to bake the cobbler.
9Put the berry mixture into a 1-1/2 quart gratin or baking dish.
10Make patties of the dough, 2 to 2-1/2 inches in diameter and 1/2-inch thick.
11Arrange them over the top of the berries.
12Bake in a preheated 375 oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the topping is brown and the berry juices bubble thickly around it.
13Serve warm with cream to pour over it.
Posted: Fri, Apr 17, 2009