Anyways...back to that sun filled day and the baking. :) The kids were restless so I peeked in the freezer to see what we could make and I remember a blueberry cobbler that I use to bake that was healthy yet delicious. Thankfully I had just enough blueberries. We set out the ingredients...Trin garbed in her birthday apron from Kate... Brady gearing up with as many measuring cups as he could grab...
I love using raw sugar or honey for baking. You don't have to use as much and it's so much better for you then refined sugar...plus, it looks pretty.
It's amazing how the *treat* of baking for a child is not just the product that comes out of the oven...but also the joy of throwing things into a bowl...watching puffy clouds of flour rise up out of a bowl...spilling milk (adults see it as *pouring*) into the gooey mixture...eating frozen blueberries that SHOULD be IN the cobbler...and lastly...licking those never- ending, always good tasting spoons that are dripping with the remaining batter that mama COULD have scraped better but knew there wasn't any fun in that. :)
Brady *helping* with clean up.
Tristan *helping* with giggles for me heart...that sweet reward mentioned in an earlier post.
We left the cobbler to go outside and enjoy the sunlight. Nothing like playing hard and then coming into a warm home full of homeyness and the mouth watering scent of a baking cobbler...or bread...or cookies...or chicken pot pie....or coffee (again)....BASICALLY ANYTHING THAT I CAN EAT.
And then...the cobbler. We love to eat it warm with a little milk on top for a snack or breakfast. It's also nice with vanilla ice cream as a dessert. This recipe is very wholesome which is why I don't mind talking myself into having it for breakfast. :) I found the reciped in Jordan Rubin's book The Great Physicians RX for Health and Wellness. Here it is if you ever want to try it :
1 Cup of spelt or wheat flour, 1/2 cup of brown sugar(I use raw
1 Cup of plain yogurt, 2 tsp of baking powder
1/2 cup of honey, 2.5 cups of blueberries
Melt 1/2 stick of butter (I only use 1/4) in a 9X9 dish. Mix all ingredients EXCEPT blueberries together and pour on top of melted butter. Pour berries on top of batter. Bake for 35 -40 minutes at 375 degrees. I also like to add a little cinnamon and vanilla to the batter...I add cinnamon to EVERYTHING. It's very good for you and gives such a nice flavor. I've also tried this recipe with peaches and it worked really well.