Blueberry cobbler

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…

Melissa it looks scrumptious.

Looks like some gooey goodness. I prefer a crumble too, but this looks worthy of a try!

Thanks Carrie. Zach, stick to a crumble. I’d do the filling the same way again, but we have a great crisp streusel top recipe that I can send you if you want. The biscuit top on the crumble was more… biscuity. The kids loved it, but it wasn’t my favorite.

Nice! Looking at the size of that ice cream scoop, why didn’t you leave any for the others?!


Honestly, it wasn’t as disproportionate as it looks… the pic makes it look like there’s a pint of ice cream on the cobbler, but it’s some sort of foreshortening by the lens.

Yup…Melissa send away!

That looks good enough to be on a magazine cover. nice work!