Stewed Apple and Coconut Cobbler
I love the thought of cobbler – it reminds me of cobbled streets, straight out of Victorian England which can still be found in villages around the West Country (where I spent several years of my childhood). But I love more than the thought of cobbler, the taste is amazing too. Plus it is so easy to make!
3 red apples, peeled, cored and diced
1 cup blueberries (you can used mixed berries)
1/2 cup caster sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1 vanilla bean (use vanilla extract mixed with the water if you’re desperate)
1 cup self-raising flour, sifted
1/4 caster sugar
100g butter, chopped
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup rolled oats
Preheat the oven to 180C. Place the apple, blueberries, sugar, lemon juice, water and vanilla bean into a 4 cup capacity ovenproof pan, over medium heat (I put this mix in the warming up oven). Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes until apples are tender and liquid syrupy. Discard the vanilla bean and set aside.
To make the coconut cobbler place the flour, sugar and butter in a food processor and blitz until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Gradually add the milk and vanilla and process until combined. Stir in the cocount and oats. spoon the mix over the apple.
Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked (test with a skewer). Dust with icing sugar to serve.
Source: Seasons by Donna Hay
Best cooked to: Well I have to confess this was made to the sweet sound of chattering voices as my sister had just arrived back from a massive camping trip and conversation was the order of the day.
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