Fall may be just around the corner, but you can still find fantastic summer produce - if you hurry.Fresh berries are fabulous on their own or in a fresh dessert, complete with a slightly sweet biscuit topping.
For added crunch and flavor, sprinkle the crust with course (or regular) sugar mixed with just a pinch of cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg. It will take your dessert from great to scrumptious with no added effort.
Mixed Berry Cobbler
Makes 6-8 servings
8 cups mixed berries (quarter strawberries, if using)
¾ - 1 cup sugar (depending on sweetness of berries)
2 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons orange juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 13x9 inch baking pan.
In a bowl, combine berries, sugar, cornstarch and orange juice. Gently toss the berries until they are coated with the sugar mixture.
1 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
¼ cup, butter softened
Extra sugar and freshly grated nutmeg for top
In a bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir until all is well incorporated. Either by hand or with an electric mixer, beat in the milk and softened butter until the mixture is smooth.
Spread the batter over the fruit. Sprinkle the top with a little sugar and nutmeg; bake for 40-50 minutes or until fruit is bubbly and crust is golden brown. Test with a toothpick. Remove to a cooling rack.