Time for a confession ya’ll: I have about a million photos of this cobbler. When I pulled it out of the oven, it just looked so perfect, I couldn’t stop myself. My photography skills do not do this cobbler justice. It smelled like a cinnamon doughnut, mixed with a British scone, bubbling over a puddle of sweet brown sugar scented buttery plums. Like the best freshest sharpest jam you ever tasted, cooked underneath a scone that was more butter than anything else, all topped off with crunchy demerera sugar and cinnamon. Super simple to make and pretty much screaming down-home American goodness, this cobbler is perfect for making the most of summer’s stone fruits. There have been a few mercifully cool days these past few days…I’m sorry, can’t really concentrate right now. Dreamgirls is on, and Beyonce is screaming at me to listen. And I ache with her as a female. Sing it, every lady of this film. And there it is. Goosebumps. Powerful. You know what, we have to be powerful. We ladies. Take risks, be bold, don’t let it happen to you! I feel powerful, reckless, and excited about this year. I’m starting it off with a beautiful plum crumble, that I couldn’t be more chuffed with. I’m planning a trip to Melbourne, and a trip to California later this year. The web and the world are rife with inspiration for me at the moment. It’s true for everyone though, not just me. Just open your eyes! And, omigod, she’s leaving him in Dreamgirls. Anyway, I’m excited for my work this year, and to learn as much as I can. All about taking risks, making opportunities, and working hard. Are you excited, you got something planned? Remember, the only difference between doing something and not doing something is doing it. So make a decision, ya’ll, go for it! I believe in you, you believe in you. We’re both on board, I don’t see what can go wrong. Happy New Year, lovely readers.
Sweet Plum Cobbler Recipe
8 sweet, ripe plums
1/3 cup brown sugar
For the cobbler:
1 1/4 cup plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp bicarb (baking soda)
1/4 cup caster sugar
1/4 cup yoghurt mixed with 1/4 cup milk (or 1/2 cup buttermilk)
1 heaped tsp demerara sugar, and a pinch of cinnamon Preheat the oven to 180C. Slice the plus into quarters, removing the stones, and toss together with the brown sugar. Pile these into two small rectangular dishes (I use Falcon Enamel dishes) or a large pie dish. Dot the tops with the butter. To make the cobbler, place the plain flour, baking powder, bicarb and sugar into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add the butter, cut into small dice, and rub in with your finger tips, until there are no pieces larger than a peppercorn remaining. Stir in the yoghurt, milk mixture, quickly, but thoroughly. Generously flour a benchtop, or large chopping board, and turn out the dough, before cutting into rounds with a small, floured cutter, or an upside down glass. I got 10, 4cm rounds out of this dough. Arrange the rounds on top of the plums, not worrying too much, because they bake up beautifully no matter what. Finally, sprinkle the top of the rounds with the combined demerera and cinnamon, and then bake for 30-35 minutes. Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream. DO IT.
Oh my my – this cobble looks so yummylicious and love how you snap it, too! I can’t wait for Summer to come to try this, so perhaps this weekend… :)
Thanks Linda! With the beautiful fruit around at the moment it’s hard to go wrong!
i am so in love with your blog, i could linger here all day scrolling around!!!
That really means a lot to me, I hope I am creating something that everyone can enjoy! Truly, thank you so much.
“It smelled like a cinnamon doughnut, mixed with a British scone, bubbling over a puddle of sweet brown sugar scented buttery plums. ” Hahah that description just about blew me away. Now I’m hungry…
To this day, I honestly have no idea how I resisted that smell long enough to take these photographs. This cobbler beats the hell out of any scented candle!
I still haven’t seen Dreamgirls but I am seeing The Sapphires soon! Your description of the cinnamon doughnut was droolworthy! :)
Oh my goodness, you definitely have to see it. Beyonce is such a style icon, and Jennifer Hudson and Jamie Foxx are both really fantastic in their roles. So good! May I suggest a side of some cobbler?
Ah! This look sooooo good!
It certainly DOES look gorgeous! Sometimes my husband borrows the camera and finals hundreds of food pics on it – oops! haha :)
I know! Boyfriend of mine has no access to my camera. He would most certainly mock my ridiculous obsession! But food is too beautiful!
I love that color—what a great winter dessert =)
Totally! And surprisingly (or not so surprisingly) delicious cold with some vanilla yoghurt the next morning, too! Dessert for breakfast, FTW.
I think I would have gotten a little snap happy too Sarah it looks lovely! I think it’s a little Jamie-Oliver-esk with the fruity centre oozing out the side. Yum!
WOW! What a compliment! The photos in Jamie Oliver books are always amazing! His main photographer is David Loftus, who put a book out recently, that’s really cool – based on the novel Around the World in 80 Days. Fun Facts!
Oh wow, this looks amazing!
This is seriously the most beautiful cobbler I’ve ever seen! I always go for crumbles because cobblers seem hard, but this? So inspiring. Now I just have to bide my time until it warms up here.
Thanks Elizabeth! Knowing your site, as I do, this is a serious compliment for me – your photos are fantastic.
This looks amazing. I must try!
Alice, you would not regret it!
Sarah this cobbler looks delicious! you had me at “smells like a cinnamon doughnut” haha
Something told me you’d like the cinnamon, Marie!
Yum! I love the colours and your Dream Girls commentary through this post is quite entertaining :D
hehe – glad you liked it!
Pinning to make ASAP!! This looks absolutely fabulous!
Thanks my dear! I’m sure you’ll trick it out into a healthier version than mine. :)