Thursday, July 21, 2011
Cigar Box Recipes: Fresh Cherry Cobbler
This latest installation of Momer's Cigar Box comes to us from Abbie, my great aunt and Momer's sister. Aunt Abbie lived to be 101 years old. She lived in a retirement home and she told my dad that every time someone would walk by her room, she could hear them whisper, "That lady in there is 100 years old!"
When I think of old-timey recipes, I always think of everything being wholesome and made from scratch but it cracks me up how many of my grandma's recipes use things like Crisco and Bisquick. I don't use that stuff so I found a recipe for a pancake mix from scratch.
Abbie's Fruit Cobbler
1 can sour cherries or other fruit (I used 1 lb. pitted fresh cherries)
1 cup sugar or sugar to taste
1/4 c. flour
2 Tbsp. butter
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
Cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Pour into baking dish. Put topping on top with spoon.
1 1/2 c. pancake mix
1/4 cup Crisco
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup milk
And here's where the recipe ends...so I looked up a cobbler recipe online and it says to bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes. Turns out 350 for 30 minutes is perfect.
Janet's Notes: I had to laugh when I took my first bite and the topping tasted like pancakes. Is that how Bisquick tastes? Next time I'll use a biscuit dough. Adjustments to the recipe--I added 1/4 cup of water and cut the sugar to 1/2 cup because I used fresh cherries and substituted 2 Tbsp. cornstarch for flour because isn't using flour a little weird?
p.s. I'm not the gadget type, but have you ever used a cherry pitter? They are awesome!