Time to make blueberry cobbler. The recipe came from a friend and was modified slightly for our tastes and it's a hit every time I make it.
My husband has been working on all his days off rebuilding our whole front porch support system (we had some rotten timbers underneath) and building by hand new steps with a safety rail that's easier for an older with arthritis or younger person to grip than the large hand railing and meets the Village building code. Still some sanding and painting to do next weekend (we're under a thunderstorm watch) but I think it turned out nice and he deserves a treat.
It's very simple and was assembled in less than 15 minutes with just two bowls.
In a 10 x 10 or 11 x 7 shallow casserole place 2 pints (roughly 4 generous cups) of fresh picked blueberries, sorted and washed (this makes for a very juicy cobbler).
In a medium sized bowl mix:
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 and 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cardamon
1 and 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 large egg
the soured milk mixture
5 Tablespoons melted unsalted butter
Sprinkle with a mixture of :
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
Then pour 1 cup boiling water over the top of the batter:
Do not stir!
When it's out of the oven, sprinkle on another tablespoon of sugar, if you wish.
It's good for a treat on a sunny afternoon or even heated up to have for breakfast with coffee.