Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Improv recipe - blueberry orange cobbler

Cobbler's always a great recipe to do on the fly because it's primarily pantry staples. And by pantry, I include fridge and freezer items. I had a half a bag of frozen blueberries, and some leftover grand marnier sauce that I'd used on ice cream, and a hankering for some cobbler. The orange flavors from the marnier and the marmalade are a nice way to sweeten up the cobbler while adding some additional flavor.

Serves 2

half a bag of frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons grand marnier
2 tablespoons marmalade
1 teaspoon cinnamon, or five-spice powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup rolled oats
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Celsius. Combine grand marnier, marmalade, salt and cinnamon in bowl. Stir to combine. Add frozen blueberries and stir to mix. Divide berries between two small oven-proof bowls or ramekins.

In another bowl, mix oats, butter, and brown sugar. Smoosh with fork until it's all crumbly. Top berries with oat mix.

Cook for 20 minutes until top is browned and berries are bubbly.

This will be a little runnier than your typical cobbler, so if you like your cobbler thicker, let it cool to room temperature before eating. If you don't mind it a little bit looser, dig in as soon as it's cooled enough to not burn your tongue.