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Last week, I had a craving. Not the kind of craving that you can ignore and it will behave itself until you get around to it. Oh no my friends, I was not that lucky. I was absolutely struck by the intense, gotta have it now, planning the recipe before I’m even home, craving. The kind of craving that looms over you until you give in.
That craving was for cobbler.
I’m so glad that you’re here and want to make it, too. I transferred the recipe to my new food blog – Nourishing Wild! Click here to go to the full recipe.
Not just any cobbler. My Great-Grandmother Molly’s cobbler. If you have ever had her recipe, you might be able to relate. It is absolutely perfect, a divine and flaky and summery treat that only comes once in a blue moon. It is nearly impossible to make it exactly how she did, and this is the first time that I have tried to make it in a few years. Nonetheless, despite a few minor changes and cooking it on the grill, it turned out beautifully.
Yes, I cooked it on the grill. And even though the temperature of a grill is unpredictable and changes frequently, they turned out perfectly. In my house, we try to minimize our use of electricity during peak hours, so we cook most things on the grill or the attached gas stove on our patio. I had heard of grilled doughy desserts, but had never actually attempted it. So, most of the time I was just sitting there, crossing my fingers and waiting for my 5-minute interval timers to go off. I am honestly surprised with how well they turned out! I have a feeling these adorable, mini cobblers will be making an appearance quite frequently this summer.
This dough recipe is not exactly like Molly’s- it doesn’t have exactly the same ingredients, but it is very similar in the sense that it is flaky and ridiculously delicious. I might even venture to say that these were better the next day, but then again I ate 3 of them for dinner so I think they are scrumptious pretty much any time… ever.
Not only are they seriously tasty, they are also adorably miniature thanks to the muffin tins. You could make them even smaller using miniature muffin tins, but I think that this is the perfect size. Also, you could use any seasonal fruit in this. My family traditionally uses blackberries, but they cost a small fortune in Arizona so I substituted strawberries and peaches.
One of my favorite memories with Molly is when she taught me how to make her cobbler. Of course, mine will never be the same, but I am so thankful for this amazing woman who taught my Mom how to bake, and in turn, led to my passion for cooking.
We miss & love you Molly.
What is your favorite memory in the kitchen with family?
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