I know I'm just discovering hot water but I had never heard of or tasted a cobbler before and the technique of preparation is something quite different from what I'm used to when making pies. How do people come up with such easy and delicious recipes, it amazes me! I came upon the recipe late last night and immediately pinned it to try first thing in the morning - and due to the light in the kitchen I took plenty of photos while making it - apples are so photogenic :)
This is probably the easiest and quickest to prepare fruit pie, the only time-consuming effort is the peeling of the apples, but I've arranged with hubby about that for the next time :)))
Ingredients for the apple layer:
- 6 average apples
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp melted butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 120 ml warm water
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- fresh lemon peel
- vanilla and cinnamon
Ingredients for the batter:
- 2 tbsp soft butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
Preparation: Peel and cut the apples in pieces. Add the water, lemon juice, lemon peel, vanilla, cinnamon, melted butter, sugar and flour, mix and put in a slightly greased baking tin. Mix the batter: stir the butter and the sugar, add the egg, add the sifted flour, mixed with the baking powder. The resulting batter is soft and creamy. Place the batter here and there on the apples. The amazing part - it will spread itself upon them and form a crust while baking, no need to try and form the layer beforehand.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180C until the crust is light brown.
Cover with powdered sugar, if you like.
This was so quick and easy, I'll be baking more soon, probably will try pears too.
I served it with a spoonful of sour cream - m-m-m, D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S !!!
And a quick ring-shaped bread for lunch, served with cheese, butter and mixed spices. Made a bit in a hurry and not very skillfully shaped, but quite tasty nevertheless :)
And my latest project - a not so complicated self-drafted cardigan for my husband. I wanted it to have a small figure on the plain back, reflecting the cables on the front, but unlike the cable on my orange sweater, which is part of the yoke decreases, this figure had to lay flat and not to shrink the back. So I played with it all afternoon and came up with this chart, compensating for the cables with adding and then decreasing additional stitches. I think I'm quite happy with it and now can proceed to knitting it onto the back of the cardigan.