This turned out quite a lot better than I thought, it was just going a little too well and I was… enjoying myself??? “But that’s not possible!” I thought, “How can I, the obnoxious, cynical, teena- i mean 12 year old, enjoy something as well as it turning out good?!”.., is what I thought, or silently expressed with a series of grunts and whines. Well… it DID turn out good, and it WAS enjoyable to make. Everything went as planned and the end result even looked prettier that I thought. Its a medium difficulty, easier than I thought it’d be.
You will need:
- 45g Caster sugar
- 50g Butter
- 3-4 Pears, peeled, cored and cut into large chunks
- 3 Apples (Same as pears ^)
- 2 Nectarines (or peaches) pitted and cut into quarters, you can peel if you want but i dont think it’ll work
- 250g Blackberries, + a few teaspoons of sugar (mix them together)
For the Cobbler:
- 1tsp Baking powder
- 65g Caster sugar
- 200g Self-raising flour
- 1/4tsp Salt
- 100g Butter, cubed (should be relatively soft but still cold)
- 2tbsp Lemon juice
- 1 Egg
1. In a decent sized pan (with a matching lid), melt the butter and sugar together. Put the pears, apples and nectarines all in the pan, stir well and cover with the lid. Cook on a medium heat for 10 minutes or until everything is tender. Preheat oven to gas mark 5/190*C/375*F.
2. Get a baking dish (like the one in the picture), and tip the fruit into it, including the liquid, level it out and sprinkle the sugar-coated blackberries on top.
3. With your hands, mix together everything except for the lemon juice and the egg until it looks like breadcrumbs, with a spoon, mix in the lemon juice and egg, mix until just combined. It SHOULD be a sticky, slightly doughy-looking mixture.
4. Get the dish with the fruit and plop even blobs of dough on top of the fruit, it’s not supposed to be neat, dont worry. Put this dish into the oven and bake for 20 minutes. Serve with custard, cream, or ice-cream. Done.
NOTE from Lydia: This was a really low priced dish as we bought a pack of pears for 35p & nectarines for 45p, both in the reduced section of the supermarket. The apples were on special offer at Aldi and the blackberries were free