Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Crockpot Wednesday: Berry Cobbler

Crockpot Berry Cobbler

As I do these Crockpot Wednesdays I've been amazed by the fact that you can bake in them. If I had known that in college, I would have had a crockpot back then. Keep that in mind, parents, when sending your kids off - crockpots are very versatile.

But although you can accomplish this feat, it's not exactly pretty. It's a means to an end, just not a pretty one. The gist is, you can bake any cake you normally do in a crockpot, but don't let anybody see it. Serve it out on a plate and add some whipped or ice cream to hide its imperfections. It will taste just fine.

This week I decided to do a dessert. BFF wanted me to bring a dessert to the Superbowl party and so I figured a berry cobbler would be nice. After all, I still had about two pounds of berries from berry picking last summer. You can do any fruit you like, of course, it's just a matter of changing the bottom fruit layer.  I will tell you that I found that this recipe had too much dough. Next time I will only put about 2/3 of the dough in or add a bunch more fruit.

Berry Cobbler

1 lb of berries
1/2 c sugar
2 T quick cooking tapioca
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 c light brown sugar
2 t baking powder
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
3/4 c milk
1/3 c butter, melted

Prepare the crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Stir together the berries, tapioca and sugar. Put in the bottom of the crockpot.

Mix together the rest of the dry ingredients. Add the milk and butter and mix until just blended. Spoon dough over berries. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Uncover and let cool before serving. Serve with ice cream.

Note: Cooking times may vary depending on your crockpot.
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