Posts Tagged ‘cobbler’

I’m in love. The biscuits on this pear cobbler from Bon Appétit are to die for. (Literally, if you eat too many – it’s the butter/cream combo that really makes them.)

You start with the biscuits. Mix the dry ingredients:

Then cut in the butter, and stir in the cream.

Make the dough into a log, and slice eight biscuits. (If you have more than eight guests, you could make more biscuits that were slightly smaller so no one has to share.) One side of each biscuit gets dipped in melted butter and then sugar.

While the biscuits are chilling in the fridge, make the filling. I used fresh wild blueberries instead of dried, along with pears I picked last weekend with Not Far From the Tree. Four of us picked 300 pounds in two hours!

Alas, we were in such a hurry to get to the final product that I forgot to take a picture. But it disappeared very quickly under vanilla ice cream and whipped cream (yes, it was a decadent night).

Also for dinner: amazing corn on the cob (I didn’t even add butter), yam fries, roasted chicken (for the meat-eaters), arugula salad and this potato salad, from multi-coloured local potatoes I picked up at Karma and parsley fresh from the garden.


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Figs and peaches

Yesterday, thanks to suggestions on Twitter, I made this appetizer/snack: fresh California figs with Ontario goat cheese, drizzed with local honey:

Then the peaches – so early this year! I chopped up a couple of pounds:

And then made this:

Peach Blueberry Cobbler with Cornmeal Drop Biscuits. I love this recipe because cobbler usually entails getting the counter messy by rolling out dough, and you skip that part here.

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