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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Bluespberry Cobblers & A Moving Update

Bluespberry:  The intense fresh berry-flavored sensation achieved whilst combining fresh blueberries with fresh raspberries.  (Yes.  I made that word up.)   This Bluespberry (blueberry & raspberry) cobbler, however, is for real!!  Last week, I needed a quick dessert for last minute dinner party.  Originally, I was going with a store bought angel food cake with fresh berries and whipped cream, then I found this recipe.



We have moved out of our downtown Edmonton apartment/condo, as mentioned in a recent post, and we are now in Regina, Saskatchewan.  The plan was to stop here for a few weeks, as S would be working out of this location for a bit, then continue 'Eastbound And Down' home to New England.  Weeellllll, we're gunna need a bigger boat...meaning:  we are going to be here a little bit longer.  Our cross-country road trip is now postponed until mid-September.  

In the meantime, S's employer is putting us up in a furnished rental home.  Furnished, meaning a bed, couch, TV, linens, towels, etc.....but the extreme bare essentials in the kitchen area, as many working, corporate housing-type people don't have the time to cook, bake, etc....or, don't normally show up with their spouse (me) and family of 3 fur kids (technically 2 fur, 1 feathered).  


So when I decided to make these cobblers, I realized that we did not have any baking dishes, or pans, of any kind!  Gah!!  Then I took a breath..... no biggie, hence the cereal bowls and coffee mugs.  Instead of one big 10-inch cobbler, I made several smaller ones.  


For our dinner party, I stuffed everybody full of beer, wine, cheese, crackers, hummus, crudites, salad, bread, chicken parmesan, and spaghetti with marinara.  After all this worry about how/what, to make for dessert, there was NO room for dessert.  No room!  Until the next morning; Bluespberry Cobblers:  a great way to start your day, the day after a glutenous dinner party.


I used whipped cream in the can to top these, and I must admit, Duke and Notch always get a tiny bit.  They come running when they hear the ssshhhhhhhhh of the whipped cream dispensing, and then they get a dab from my finger, because they come running. I'm not sure who's more trained, me or them.  I'll let you decide.  

Print THIS Recipe!
Bluespberry Cobbler
adapted from Recipe Girl, on Driscoll's website.
makes 10 servings

2 - 12 ounce packages fresh blueberries (2 pints)
3 - 6 ounce packages of fresh raspberries (1 1/2 pints)
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
2 TBS lime juice
1 TBS cornstarch
1 cup flour
1 cup cornmeal
2 TBS baking powder
6 TBS cold/frozen butter
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup milk
1tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt
sweetened whipped cream for serving

**This can be made in individual serving-sized cups, a 10" round pan, or a 9"x 9" square pan.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease baking dish(es)

In a large bowl, combine berries with lime juice, cornstarch, and 1/4 cup of sugar.  Toss to combine, let sit for 10-15 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk egg, milk and vanilla extract, set aside.  

In another separate bowl, whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Cut the butter into small pieces, or grate it on the largest side of a kitchen grater (butter must be very cold, almost frozen if grating).  Work the cold butter into the dry ingredients, taking care not to overwork and melt the butter pieces if using your fingers.  Pour egg mixture over flour/butter mixture and stir until just combined, folding the batter for the last few turns - the batter will be thick.

Divide/spoon berries into baking pan(s), top with spoonfuls of batter.  Sprinkle with a few pinches additional sugar on to (optional).

Bake until the berries start to bubble and the batter turns golden around the edges.  For the individual serving-sized cups this is achieved in 25-30 minutes, for a 10" round, or a 9"x9" pan this is achieved in 35-45 minutes. 

Allow the cobbler(s) to cool at least 15 minutes before serving.  I recommended serving these slightly warm with a few dollops, or squirts, of sweetened whipped cream.  

 
(nutritional info based on 12 servings)  

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43 comments:

  1. Really looks yummy but I am not allowed to eat that while onmy weight loss journey!! LOL!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. You are doing so great, Debbie. How about just a big bowl of Bluespberrys, straight up?

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  2. Wow Kim! You've been busy!

    I actually have a cobbler recipe on the blog too, but your cobbler kicks my cobblers butt.

    Thanks for stopping by our hop! So glad to have you :)

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    1. Awww, thanks Doreen! But my cobbler's more of a lover than a fighter :)

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  3. Wow Kim this looks amazing, So so yummy :)

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  4. Sounds like you're in for a few months of adventure! The Bluespberry cobbler looks mouthwatering!
    Thanks for linking up at Foodie Friday!

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    1. Yes, one day at a time Adelina...until September :)

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  5. Oh my goodness this looks delicious! I love blueberry anything. I am stopping by from Best of the Weekend Party!

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  6. Hi Kim! That cobbler looks scrumptious! I found your link at the Bloglovin' Blog Hop. I'm a new follower via Bloglovin'. Please follow me back. :D

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    1. Thanks :) I added you back on G+ and B-Lovin....and I, too, am a huge Drogo fan....HUGE! He is sadly missed.

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  7. These look delicious! Blueberries are a favorite!

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  8. You are quite creative given your circumstances, and I would have to say that they have you trained :) They look delicious, and thanks for sharing at Best of the Weekend :)

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  9. Yummmmm! Yes to what Lisa said above me, thank you for linking up! Pinning!! xoxo

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  10. This looks amazingly good!!!

    I’d love it if you linked it up to our new link party we have going on…Random Recipe Roundup! http://sarahowe.blogspot.com/2013/06/random-recipe-roundup.html

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    1. Thanks Sara! I just joined your party :) See you next week.

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  11. Looks real good! I would like to taste blueberries some day. I note that your dog and cat were eagerly waiting for their share!:)

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    1. Yes, they always get a taste :) Unless it's chocolate, of course

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  12. This looks so delicious. What a great combination. I need to make some cobblers this summer. Your dinner party sounded like a delicious feast!

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    1. Thanks Heather! Any berry would work for these, originally it was for strawberries. Enjoy!!

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  13. YUM! I love berry treats!

    Thanks for linking up to Super Sunday! See you next week!

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  14. I find it amusing that your furballs come running at the sound of the whipped cream wooooosh. Mine does the same when I open the pot cabinet.

    Awesome job on dessert turned breakfast considering the lack of equipment. I probably would have thrown in the towel and gone the store-bought route!

    Thank you for linking this week.
    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

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    1. Thanks Micelle! I am not going to lie......we ate the cobblers......then moved onto the angel food cake. My dog also comes running when he hears the carrot peeler, he loves carrots. He is strange :)

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  15. Yum! I love blueberries & this would surely hit the spot! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #19!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
    http://www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com

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    1. Thanks Amber! I am a glutton for fresh blueberries...the frozen ones just aren't the same.

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  16. popping by from Mom's Test Kitchen- these look miiiiighty tasty!!

    I have a linky party on Sundays called Sunday Funday Linky Party, hope you'll swing by this weekend!

    *Susan @ Adventures in my Kitchen
    http://soozind.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Susan! I will check it out...enjoy your weekend!

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  17. Yummy! I've been thinking I'd make a cobbler for the 4th of July holiday. This looks perfect. I'm visiting from the 36th Avenue link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

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  18. Bluespberry! :) Ha, I LOVE that the pets are all, KIIIIIIIIIIIIIM KIIIIM KIM! Please, Kim! Please can we have some? Please, Kim? Hahaha Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

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  19. Thanks for linking on Tasty Tuesdays! I am one of the co-hosts this month and I love this recipe!!!

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    1. Thanks Chandra! I will see you again this week :)

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  20. Congrats, your recipe is being featured in a Blueberry Round up. I will also be pinning and tweeting it this week too.

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    1. Oh, how fun! I am heading over to check out all the other berry-licious recipes!

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  21. I would love some of this, Kim! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week!

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    1. Thanks Jamie - it's always fun linking up at your party :)

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  22. I hope that everything goes well w/the move. It's always such a headache. This cobbler looks like it would brighten the spirits of just about anyone though! Yummo! Sign me up :) I will be featuring this :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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    1. Thanks Krista!! You will soon replace our Mom's as my biggest fan!!

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