No Mel Hill Techniques© here, as you can see… I used my phone’s camera because it was on hand. I threw out my back (not even sure how I did it) last week, and I was totally useless for days. I tried to make it up to my family by making everyone’s favorite things over the weekend. Steve’s not a dessert guy, but berries are a notable exception. Blueberries are finally in season here, so I wanted to make the sort of thing that he loved when he was a kid.
I made Cook’s Illustrated’s blueberry cobbler. It’s not the prettiest dessert, and I prefer a crisp to a cobbler, but I totally felt like someone’s doting grandma as I made it. For the filling: blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt. For the biscuit topping: flour, cornmeal, sugar, buttermilk, butter, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
(Note: the perspective makes it looks like there’s more ice cream than cobbler, but there wasn’t)
For tonight I’m thinking about raspberry sorbet…