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Angels Unawares, Serial #1 and Southern Cherry Cobbler

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A new year, a new post on Reading and Recipes (2014–here we come!), a new serialized novel (Angels Unawares)–there’s so much new around here you’d think we were running a nursery.

But one thing hasn’t changed. We’re still posting easy to make, yummy to eat, down home desserts, the kind that “make you see your grandmammy” as a dear friend used to say (and probably still is, as he watches from the other side).

And what better place to go for our first down home recipe of 2014 than the South (of the U.S., that is)–home to the best cookin’ and best eatin’ in this whole wide world. O.K., O.K.–we might not get 100% agreement on that statement, but you got to admit the southern part of the U.S. has produced some mighty fine recipes over the centuries, with many of them now enjoyed all around the world.

And what better way to start off the new year than with a Southern Cobbler–cherry in this rendition but feel free to use whatever fruit you have on hand or pick up at the store. The key to this recipe is the simple to make, fool-proof biscuit-type crust/dough. It’s the perfect complement to the fruit–just soft enough to absorb some of the fruit juices and flavor, just firm enough to provide its own taste and texture and body to offset the sweet and syrupy fruit.

So kick off the new year with a taste from the old South. And while you’re enjoying that deelish cobbler, give this new novel, Angels Unawares, a listen or a read by clicking on the links below. Got to try out something new in this new year!

cherry cobbler

 Southern Cherry Cobbler

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

6 Tablespoons all-purpose flour

6 Tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt (about 1/8 teaspoon)

6 Tablespoons milk

1 cup frozen sweet cherries

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add the butter to a 5X7 inch pan and place in oven; allow butter to melt.

While butter is melting, add the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and milk to a small mixing bowl. Whisk these ingredients together until it forms a smooth batter.

Once butter is melted, remove the pan from the oven. Pour the batter into the pan. Scatter the frozen cherries on top of the batter. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, or until batter is golden brown and fruit is bubbly.

Serve the cobbler warm, unadorned or a la mode.

Serves 2-3.

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{Adapted from All Recipes}

Click the cover below for a link to the entire novel Angels Unawares.

Click the links below the cover to listen to or read Angels Unawares, Serial #1.


Angels Unawares, Serial #1, audio © Jeffrey Anderson

Angels Unawares, Serial #1, text © Jeffrey Anderson


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