As newlyweds, my husband and I owned two dining room chairs, one kitchen stool, and a desk chair. Having people over in that tiny first house was a challenge. When we had both sets of parents over for dinner for the first time, we ate outside on the back porch.
We made this blueberry cobbler for the first time. And it was good.
Blueberries, sugar, and freshly squeezed orange juice.
A cake-like batter. This is a fool-proof, easy dessert for times when you don’t want to mess with a complicated new recipe. Such as when you’re a nervous new wife and your in-laws are coming for dinner. Not pictured: vanilla ice cream. It is essential.Incidentally, I recently found out that my mother-in-law doesn’t like blueberries. Oops!
- 3 cups fresh blueberries
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
- 2/3 cups all purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup butter (at room temperature)
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
|Preheat the oven to 375 F and lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan.|
|In the baking dish, mix the blueberries and 3 tablespoons sugar thoroughly together, then pour the orange juice over top.|
|Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter and 1/2 cup sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and beat to combine. Slowly add the flour mixture just until combined.|
|Spoon batter over the blueberries and spread with a spatula to cover the berries as much as possible.|
|Bake for 35-40 minutes until golden brown on top and bubbling.|