There are certain times when it’s ok to post a recipe with lots of butter and refined white flour on your (mostly) healthy food blog.
Those instances include, but are not limited to:
-You’re in Italy, and dairy doesn’t bother you here (I know, but I’m so serious)
-You’re in Italy
-Cherries are in season
-The idea of cherry cobbler with ripe juicy cherries and a scoop of creamy vanilla gelato is IRRESISTIBLE
I mean, it was out of my control, really.
A friend of mine and I discovered a farmer’s market in Brera that happens every Monday and Thursday, and it’s absolutely jam-packed with reasonably-priced fruits, veggies, local honey, cheeses, meats, and even fish! (Ugh, JAM-packed. I can’t handle myself today.)
I posted the picture below on Instagram of our conquests.
Every fruit stand was overflowing with gorgeous produce, but it was clear that cherries were the main attraction. The vendors wouldn’t hesitate to let you sample one to prove their’s was the best… so we sampled. 😉
Oh my goodness, these were the BEST cherries I have ever tasted, hands down. The flavor was so concentrated, it was as if someone had taken the flavor of 30 cherries and condensed it into one little fruit.
Actually, the same could be said of the color. My hands were sooo purple by the time we finished pitting all of the cherries for the cobbler! Just look at that juice:
I bought so many cherries that something needed to be done with them or else they’d go bad before I could eat them all. Enter: cherry cobbler! Simple, rustic, lets the cherries keep their spotlight.
Um, I’d like some more more more, please.
Things are going well at the Expo! We had a visit from the First Lady (can’t even explain the coolness), and Mario Batali came with her (wearing his orange crocs, of course)!
Each country participating in the Expo has a designated national day, so we’re looking forward to July 4th here at the USA Pavilion!!! Some countries have had parades or special performances highlighting their culture. Yesterday I saw a Korean B-Boy (break dancing) group called Morning of Owl perform! That was prettttty dang awesome.
I’d tell you what we’re planning, but I don’t even know yet! No head-spinning from this one, though. That’s for sure.
Enjoy some cobbler this week! xo
- 2 cups pitted cherries
- 1.25 cups + 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
- 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- Confectioner's sugar to finish, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/175 degrees C.
- Mix cherries with the 1 tbsp. flour, granulated sugar, and lemon juice until it looks like a paste. Place the mixture into a square baking dish and cook in the oven until the juices start to release.
- Combine the remaining ingredients except the confectioners sugar until you have a crumbly dough, similar to sugar cookie dough.
- Remove baking dish from oven and top with chunks of dough. Gently combine with berries so that you still have chunks of dough together and some remains on top.
- Bake covered until sturdy, then bake uncovered briefly to brown.
- Dust with confectioner's sugar to serve.