Saturday, July 26, 2014

Daily Grind #1 Enjoy Your Morning with Dessert for Breakfast

A little piece of weekend heaven.  My coffee, my Willow Blue china, and
dessert for breakfast.
There are few things I look forward to more in my life than my morning coffee, but unfortunately on the weekdays I never get that maximumn enjoyment because I am guzzling it hurriedly in the few seconds of peace that I have at my desk before I can return there for lunch.  I usually have 10 minutes of nice warm coffee and then cold lunch coffee if I am desperate enough to try to finish it off.  The only time I truly enjoy my coffee is on the weekend, when I can sit down by my lonesome, casually sip my piping hot fresh brew, and enjoy whatever mindless preoccupation my weekend morning might wander upon.  These meanderings are now being put upon you, dear reader, and consider these Daily Grind posts as an eclectic weekend adventure for you to take with me over coffee.

Pairing coffee with freshly baked food, especially a sugary indulgence, makes for a really nice weekend holiday if you have the time or patience for cooking.  I found a great, simple blueberry cobbler recipe from Bake Bellissima (on pinterest of course) that I would definitely make again.  If you are like me and have a lot of fruit rotting away in the fridge because you mean well at the grocery store but eat out too much to buy perishable foods in that quantity, then cooking with fruits becomes a great solution.
Blueberry Cobbler Recipe from Bake Bellissima

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • ⅓ cup sugar

  • Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Grease a 9 inch spring form pan and set aside.
  3. Combine the spelt flour, baking powder, salt, ½ cup sugar in a large bowl and mix with a whisk. Add the vanilla extract, milk, and the melted butter. Mix until the batter is smooth. Pour into the prepared pan.
  4. In a separate bowl, toss the blueberries with ⅓ cup sugar. Spoon evenly over the batter but Do Not stir or mix!
  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes.
  6. Remove from the spring form and allow to cool

I did edit the above recipe a bit from her website because I like the unhealthy version personally.  I had to look up what "spelt" flour was (apparently it is glutten-free flour), but if you have a gluten intolerance of course you know what to buy.  I have definitely found that cooking with butter makes things taste so much better than cooking with margarine, so I never substitute that anymore.   I imagine if you use whole milk instead of skim you will get a much better taste too, but after years of skim drinking whole milk makes me feel like I am trying to grow a mustache.  Like those "milk does a body good" commercials from our childhood.  I also jazzed up the original version by adding in strawberry slices, mostly because my strawberries were a day away from being really suspect.  This recipe would work with any fruit, but as a warning, adding strawberries is going to make the surrounding parts of your cobbler a bit mushy.  

Do you have a family recipe for cobbler that you would like to share?  Link up in our comment section and I would love to try making your recipe and enjoying it over coffee on my next day off!

1 comment:

  1. Looks yummy and of course i love the blue willow! The strawberries were a nice touch :)