this cobbler recipie is super-easy and very, very tasty. you know that it is probably both yummy and totally unhealthy as it has been used for generations of my boyfriend's nice Southern family.
1 stick of butter
1 c / 250 mL flour
1 c / 250 mL sugar
1 c / 250 mL milk (or vanilla soy milk - I have subbed for vegan guests and it works perfectly well)
.5 tsp / 2 mL salt
1.5 tsp / 7 mL baking powder
3 c / 750 mL (approx) fruit (you can go very simple - mixed berries, bing cherries, peaches... - or get more fancy - pear + plum + ginger, etc. anything will work. you can use more fruit if you want, or less. whatever you see at the farmer's market looking good)
1. pre-heat the oven to 350 F / 180 C
2. wash your fruit and chop it into bite-sized peices. I wouldn't go too small - it's better when you get a big chunk of peach or what-have-you. set it aside for a minute.
3. in a big bowl, mix all the non-fruit ingredients until smooth. you don't need a mixer or anything - just a whisk or fork should do the trick.
4. pick either a smallish square pan (like you might make brownies in) or a larger more rectangley pan (more cake-sized) depending on if you want more, shallower cobbler, or less, deeper cobbler. it is up to you.
5. chop the stick of butter into a few pieces and put them into the ungreased pan. put the pan in the oven to melt the butter. about five minutes.
6. take the pan back out of the oven. pour in the batter, then the fruit. put it back into the oven to bake.
7. bake for about 35 minutes
I guess you could eat the hot, gooey cobbler without a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but that might be missing the point.
I hope you try the recipie and enjoy!
EDIT: though this is totally obvious, I guess I should mention that, if you're going the soy milk-route, you would also want to not use the butter. I have not tried it with a butter sub, though I don't see why you couldn't. didn't want you thinking I thought butter was vegan!