'cobbler' on Serious Eats

Brunch Drinks: Raspberry Cobbler

Sherry cobblers have been around since the mid-19th century. Modern recipes for the cocktail tend to stick to dry sherry, simple syrup or bar sugar, and a slice of citrus (usually lemon, sometimes orange), but Victorian manuals on domesticity, pharmaceutical guides, and gentlemen's table guides from the mid-to-late 1800s include muddled berries in their instructions and often use powdered sugar in lieu of syrup. That's all well and good, but the name "cobbler" still always makes me think of a summery, baked fruit dessert that makes a perfectly acceptable breakfast on a lazy morning. More

Plum and Ginger Cobbler

[Photograph: Max Falkowitz] If there's a more noble application for the last of the season's plums than cobbler, I don't know what is. It's a perfect fruit delivery system, and the application of heat and sugar can hide any imperfections... More

Cook the Book: Georgia Peach Cobbler

While I can't call the cobbler I made an authentic Georgia Peach Cobbler since I'm pretty sure my peaches hailed from New Jersey, it was incredible. The peaches are peeled and sliced, and then mixed with sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, a bit of cornstarch, and then dotted with an entire stick of butter. The topping is somewhere in between a pie crust and a biscuit, made in the stand mixer and incredibly easy to roll out. While baking the peach juices mix with the butter and sugar, creating a liquid that seeps up over the crust and is delicious enough to eat by the spoonful. More

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