Thursday, July 1, 2010

Happy Canada Day!! ~ Strawberry Cobbler

Happy Birthday Canada! No big celebrations here today, since Hubby is working tonight. The kids and I will enjoy something on the BBQ, eat outside and perhaps venture to the park, after dinner.

I wanted to post a great strawberry recipe, that I made a few days ago. This would be a perfect dessert for any BBQ, so I thought it would be a great Canada Day post. Someone posted this on Cooking for your Family and since I'd just gone strawberry picking, I decided to give it a try. Boy am I happy I did! It's SO good!! The cake is moist, with a touch of syrup and the almond extract adds a wonderful flavor to the berries. Seriously, Hubby and I ate about half of it, the first day, LOL. The kids don't care much for it though, but I don't mind, since that means there is more for me to enjoy.


Strawberry Cobbler
Adapted from Culinary in the Desert

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a large mixing bowl, beat together eggs and 1 cup granulated sugar. Beat in milk and butter. Add dry ingredients and stir just until combined. Scoop mixture into a 9" square baking pan (or other 2-quart baking dish) coated with cooking spray.

In a medium saucepan, add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, along with water, lemon juice, vanilla and almond extract. Bring to a simmer, stirring, and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in strawberries to coat. Immediately pour hot mixture over the batter in the baking pan.

Place into the oven and bake until golden, about 30 minutes. Makes about 9 servings.



Angie said...

Mmmm looks yummy!
Have a great Canada day!

the overloaded mommy said...

Oh my super yummy. I have an uncle from Canada.

Wanted to let you know you won the giveaway on my blog. If you'll send me an email to theoverloadedmommy@gmail.com with your address I'll mail your cookbook to you. :)

Avril Miller said...

Oh my....this looks soooo good! Can't wait to make it!