I recently posted about the difference between Crisps, Cobblers, and Crumbles which sparked my desire to start corking some apples and get my cobbler baking. A cobbler, to me, is like the epitome of comfort food – nothing is more comforting than the aroma of a caramelized apple perfuming the whole house.
An apple cobbler is probably the more suitable desserts here in Thailand, considering the difficulty to find good peaches and berries at a resonable price (we do not want this comforting dish the break the bank now, do we?) So here I have a quick recipe for you. Please bear in mind that you can easily adjust this recipe to your like – reduce the sugar, substitute other fruits, spike it with some other spices – the possibilities are endless!
I adapted this recipe from this recipe found here on allrecipes.com
Apple (and peaches) Brown Sugar Cobbler
5 tart green apples, peeled and cut into 2 cum cubes
(I also added one white peach since I had it on hand but you can skip this)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp of water
2 tsp cornstarch
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
6 tbsp salted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/4 cup boiling water
2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp white sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 200 degrees C
In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients listed under filling, toss to coat evenly, and pour into a a baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes to soften the fruits
For the topping, in a large bowl, combine the rest of the cobbler ingredients in a food processor, use the pulse setting to combine everything, then add in the water and mix until just blended.
Remove the filling from the oven and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Mix the two sugars and cinnamon and sprinkle over the entire cobbler.
Bake for 35 minutes until fruit softens, be careful not to burn your topping!