I love this time of the year, with melons, peaches, eggplants, tomatoes, all of them tastier then ever. The market is full of these goodies that fill my bags no matter how hard I try not to, and every time I have such a hard time stuffing my things in the already fully loaded fridge. These days I came home with a 2 pounds(1 kg) of blueberries. I have to admit blueberries with their light taste, were not really my favorite fruits, even though they are very appreciated especially among Americans that tend to overvalue these fruits over other similar ones like blackcurrant or blackberries..similar by what? you might ask, similar by their common antioxidants that give them that dark blue color that is so healthy for us, the darker the color more powerful its antioxidant is. Blackberries are known to have a lower quantity while the blackcurrant is the new “super-fruit” so our blueberries are somewhere in the middle. But you know what? It’s not that important to consider these facts, cause’ a little bit more or a little bit less doesn’t count and they are all so healthy & delicious! So not being a huge fan I still purchased some from the market to turn it into this extra-delicious cobbler recipe! OMG this thing is so good, that we’ve eaten it in one day..the thing that I’m not really proud of. So this convinced me already! Today my husband bought another 2 pounds for a new recipe. But for now I 100% advise you to try this easy recipe.
• 3 tablespoons(60g) butter
• 2 cups whole grain flour
• 1/4 cup oatmeal(not instant)
• 4 tablespoon sugar
• 1/2 cup walnuts
• 0.8oz(30g) of dark chocolate (from the fridge)
• vanilla extract
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• a pinch of salt
• somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 cup milk
• zest from 1 lemon
• 3/4 cups of sugar
• 2 tbs whole grain flour
• 6 cups(2.2 pounds or 1 kg) of fresh blueberries (frozen works, too)
• 1 tsp cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp gloves powder
• 1/4 tsp nutmeg
• 2 teaspoons lemon juice
Mix the flour, oatmeal, sugar,baking powder, salt in a bowl with a spoon or in food processor. Mix the walnuts and chocolate in a blender, then add to the rest of the dry ingredients. Add the butter and mix, then add the milk, vanilla extract, the lemon zest.
First about the tray, I used 2 trays as you see in the pictures because I’ve made a higher quantity of topping, but I advise you to use the filling quantity for only one portion because I really felt the blueberries filling was too little. So use one deep(I mean really deep) tray, because the filling will run out when bubbling in the oven, so make sure to leave enough free space(like 3 fingers or so). Now grease the tray(I used ceramic), then add the mixed ingredients from the filling. If you don’t have all the spices, it’s ok, it’s very good without them too. Then add the topping in chunks like in the picture below.