It's a big birthday week in our house. My oldest daughter turned six and my dad turned 12x that...
Years ago, my dad mentioned how his mom would make a blueberry pie on his birthday. Late July brings the ripest, juiciest blueberries, and lots of yummy baking, so since then, I've taken to making blueberry cobbler (pies feel out of my league at the moment) for my dad's birthday each year.
This year, our normal birthday bash was broken up by lots of social distancing and no blowing out candles. It felt strange.
Then, my daughter wanted to head to the beach to celebrate, so we drove 40 minutes there, only to be turned away because the beaches had reached capacity. Once capacity is reached, all beaches shut down, and no one else if allowed in, regardless of how many people leave- at least that's what the police officer told us as they acted like we were public enemy number one.
But- that's 2020 for ya.
Anyway, we ate, and ate, and ate.
Steak, mac and kale, rice, ice cream cake, and the cobbler...
...and I pretty much forgot to take photos of anything, even my daughter's lovely birthday outfit she picked out before it got paint on it...
But, I do have the Blueberry Cobbler Recipe to share. It's is super simple with just a few ingredients I usually keep on hand.
1 stick melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour, we use gluten free
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups blueberries
Preheat the oven to 350.
In a large mixing bowl, mix the sugar, flour and baking powder. Gradually add in the melted butter and milk.
Grease an 8 x 10 baking dish (in the above, I doubled the recipe for a larger pan)
add the blueberries to the bottom of the pan and cover with your patter
Cook for about 55 minutes, until slightly browned on the top and a toothpick comes out clean!
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