This is one of those MUST MAKE recipes. When I saw this on John’s From The Bartolini Kitchen blog, I immediately printed the recipe. To quote John on why it’s a magical cobbler, “the topping starts in the bottom of the baking dish but rises to the occasion during baking, giving you a perfectly formed topping to the rich fruit/berry filling.”
Now, firstly I must confess when making this the first time, I used a dish that was far too narrow and deep so the magic didn’t quite happen, although it was still absolutely scrumity! The reason the magic frizzled a wee bit is due to the fact that there was too much of a thick layer of fruit on top of the batter. I am putting it down to the fact that I was still traumatised by the rain damage to our home – sad but true, oh, and not reading the recipe correctly! So second round and a bigger dish et voila, a magic plum cobbler, oh and I also halved the recipe the second time around.
Magical Plum Cobbler
½ cup butter melted
1 cup all purpose flour
2 cups sugar – divided
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup milk
4 cups plums pitted and chopped
1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 190°C.
- Pour melted butter into a 23cm x 33cm x 8cm baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, combine the flour, 1 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt and mix well.
- Add the milk, mixing until just combined. Pour the batter into the baking dish containing the melted butter. Do NOT mix.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the plums, lemon juice, with the remaining cup of sugar and bring to a boil over a medium high heat, stirring constantly.
- Carefully pour the plum mixture into the baking dish. Do NOT mix.
- Bake on a baking sheet in the centre of the oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown.
- May be served warm or cold, garnished with ice cream or whipping cream.