Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Blueberry Cobbler = Summer :)

It's been a while.. I have been cooking...just have been too busy to take some time out and create a post :D

Yesterday, I made a delicious blueberry cobbler for a BBQ I attended... admittedly I had never made the recipe and I realize it's a risk to do a recipe for the first time with a group of people. Though, this time at least, no one complained! I have to say I was happily surprised at how well it turned out!

I turned to the Joy of Cooking [which is slowly becoming my fav cookbook] and found the recipe for Blueberry Cobbler on page 896. One thing I found interesting is that the recipe did not use any lemon juice/zest/etc. Instead, it used lime zest - which really brings out the flavor of the blueberries. I also used JOC's recipe for Sour Cream Cobbler Biscuit Dough, but used plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Delicious!

With the leftover heavy whipping cream, I made some homemade whipped cream to put on top:

Lime Whipped Cream

• 1 c Heavy whipping cream
• 3 T Sugar
• 1 t Lime zest

A great tip I found in making homemade whipped cream is to put the beaters and metal bowl in the fridge beforehand. It helps keep the cream cold which helps it to whip. If you are using a hand mixer, beat the cream by itself on high until soft peaks start to form. Once you have soft peaks add the sugar and lime zest. Beat for a little longer until you have the desired thickness. Be careful though - if you over whip, your cream may taste more like butter :)

I would post the recipes I used, but feel I would infringe on copyright! The Joy of Cooking may not have many pictures, but it does have some incredible recipes!!