Hopefully, your weekend was as good as ours. We had a quiet weekend, filled with family and good food. Is there anything better? I think not.
Mom and Daddy came yesterday, after church, and Mom made a huge kettle of beef roast, carrots, potatoes and onions. The beef came from a WV slaughterhouse and the beef came from the agriculture department at WVU. Most of the veggies came from Daddy’s garden and while the biscuits baked, Mom and I used the broth to make gravy. I’d already made an apple cobbler but didn’t have a recipe so I “cobbled” together the one pictured above. Yeah, yeah a bad pun but I couldn’t really resist; could you?
Because we’re living in furnished corporate housing, I don’t have the things available to me that I have at home. So, I make do with what’s available and, so far, it’s turned out all right unless you count those three small white spots on the cobbler. That’s where I didn’t mix in the baking soda so swell but it didn’t affect the wonderful taste.
Speaking of baking powder, Rumford has been around for well more than 100 years and made by Clabber Girl Corporation out of Terre Haute, IN. The reason I like Rumford is it’s aluminum free. I’m slightly wonky thataway; I try and stay away from things I don’t think are good for me and research I’ve read says aluminum isn’t good for a body. Rumford Baking Powder is a good thing.
A batter of one cup self rising flour, one cup sugar, one cup milk and two teaspoons baking powder were poured over two peeled and sliced apples. I used the apples at hand – one Granny Smith and one Gala. After baking at 350 degrees F for about thirty minutes and, after saying “grace”, it was time for dessert!
This is a really simple recipe and can be used for almost any fruit; I’ve used it with peaches, blueberries, blackberries, cherries, virtually any fruit that works well with sweet and not savory. Yet, come to think of it, I’ve never tried citrus fruits so not sure how that would work.
About 2 cups fruit
2 sticks butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 cup self-rising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons Rumford baking soda
Clean and slice, if necessary, the fruit you’re going to use while melting 2 sticks of butter in a 9×13 baking dish. When butter is melted, sprinkle brown sugar over melted butter.
Arrange fruit over melted butter and brown sugar.
Mix flour, sugar, milk and baking powder and pour over sliced fruit, sugar and butter.
Bake at 350 degrees F for about thirty minutes or until it’s deep brown.
French vanilla ice cream would have been wonderful but we didn’t have any so had to enjoy without ice cream. Not a chore, I assure you. If you make this, let me know what fruit you used and how it turned out.
Blessings ~ family ~ beef roast ~ potatoes ~ carrots ~ onions ~ apple cobbler ~
Soli Deo Gloria,
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