I hadn’t made a cobbler for months when my little sister came up with the idea. You might consider her the ‘second baker’ in the family. She likes to help me bake things now and then. She especially likes baking something all by herself. She likes to get the credit. You might say she’s in it for the fame.
And so she wanted cobbler. She wouldn’t leave me alone.
What could I say?
She cut the apples last night, mixing them with lemon juice while everyone watched (my sisters like to hang around watching when they have nothing better to do). I made the dry ingredients, to be ready to mix with wet ingredients tomorrow. If you are going to make cobbler for breakfast, you have to get up an hour earlier than everyone else, and so I wanted to make it as quick as possible.
Well, let’s just say my helper was absent. In bed. Even though I was up thirty minutes later than the cobbler should have been started, she was still conked out hard.
I stuck the cobbler in the oven and left it to cook.
Then I went back to bed and played Angry Birds.
If you haven’t heard of Angry Birds, then you must live on an uninhabited island in the Pacific.
Either that, or you haven’t heard of Angry Birds because you never heard of wasting your time. The two are related.
When the cobbler was done, I took out the camera.
“Oh NO!” Everyone wailed.
They don’t like pictures?
Not when it delays their breakfast.
When it comes to cobbler, there just isn’t such thing as waiting patiently.
So I didn’t take many pictures. Just enough to get a few shots of the untouched cobbler.
Then they dug in before I could stop them.
I took pictures while it disappeared. Then I figured I better get some before they ate it all.
Admit it. You want some too.
This isn’t just Apple Cobbler. You can make it with any different kinds of fruit. When you put your apples in the pan, make sure to sprinkle on some cinnamon to overpower the lemon juice. You can make this recipe with peaches, apples, or blueberries. To keep sliced apples or peaches from browning overnight, sprinkle with lemon juice and refrigerate. When you put your apples in the pan, make sure to sprinkle on some cinnamon to overpower the lemon juice. If you are using frozen blueberries, drain them first.
1 ½ cups oat flour (or rice flour)
1 ½ cups cornstarch (or potato starch)
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon (if making apple cobbler)
¼ cup white sugar
1 cup milk
½ cup olive oil (or melted butter)
Eight cups sliced apples, peaches, or whole blueberries
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a 9 by 13 inch glass baking pan.
Place your fruit in the pan.
Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. In another bowl, combine your wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until blended. Pour the mix over the fruit and stick it in the oven for one hour, until golden brown on top.