A slightly sweet biscuit tops the cobbler which I think is a perfect combination. I was able to prepare the whole thing before my oven pre-heated.
In the South, we’re always looking for an excuse to add a biscuit to something, like on top of a beef pie, or summer squash. You can also make strawberry biscuits or add caramelized onions and cheese to a buttermilk biscuit.
How do you make a Southern strawberry cobbler
Step 1: Combine cut strawberries, sugar and cornstarch and place in a baking dish.
Step 2: Mix the dry ingredients in a food processor and add cold butter and process until the butter is the size of a pea. Then add a mixture of cold milk and an egg and vanilla and process just until it comes together. Use an ice-cream scoop to scoop it onto the top fo the fruit.
Step 3: Top with coarse sugar and bake.
If you don’t have a food processor or just don’t feel like getting it out, you can incorporate the butter with a pastry cutter or fork.
So if you’re in a part of the country where you’re getting the last of the strawberries, try throwing them into a cobbler for a quick but amazing dessert. If the strawberry season where you are has past, baking strawberries from the grocery into a cobbler is a great way to enjoy strawberries that may have passed their prime.
If you love strawberries, here’s more recipes to try
- 4 cups strawberries shopped into large pieces
- ⅓ cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- BISCUIT TOPPING
- 1 ⅓ cups flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter cold, cut into pieces
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 teaspoon Demerara sugar
- Preheat oven to 350º. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick spray.
- Combine strawberries with sugar and cornstarch and add to prepared pan.
- Add flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt to a food processor. Add cold butter and process until the butter is pea size. Combine the milk and egg and vanilla and add to the flour mixture. Process until it just comes together. If not using a food processor, use a pastry cutter or your fingers to combine the butter and add the milk, egg and vanilla and stir with a fork.
- Using an ice-cream scoop or a large spoon, top the strawberries with the biscuit dough. Sprinkle with Demerara sugar.
- Bake for 35-45 minutes until biscuits are golden brown and cooked though. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice-cream.