Image: Jeff Coulson | Stylists: Tanya Eng and Ann Marie Favot
This tangy-sweet dessert welcomes the first of summer’s fresh fruit harvest.
There's nothing like the flavour of these perfect fruits to bring to mind lazy sunshiny afternoons outdoors. To evoke that pure sensory pleasure, we’re featuring an old-fashioned cobbler that gets the experience just right.
- 4 cups fresh mixed berries, washed and hulled
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
- 2 tsp good-quality balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- Fresh mint leaves, for garnish
- Vanilla ice cream, for serving
1Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2 In a large bowl, combine the berries, 1/4 cup sugar, balsamic vinegar and cornstarch.
3 Divide the mixture evenly among four 1-cup ovenproof baking dishes (we used individual cast-iron frying pans).
4 Whisk together the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.
5 Using your fingers, work the butter into the flour mixture to form a coarse meal.
6 Add the buttermilk, stirring until the mixture forms a thick batter.
7 Drop small spoonfuls of the batter onto the berries in the baking dishes.
8 Place the dishes on a parchment paper-lined rimmed baking sheet and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and the filling is bubbly around the edges.
9 Garnish with the mint leaves and serve warm with the ice cream.