Blueberry Cobbler with Cheddar Biscuits

I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted.  I recently started working full-time at a bakery in Manhattan, and I’d forgotten how mentally draining it feels after a busy day at work.  I interact with people all day long, and it is becoming increasingly hectic as we move into our busy season.   I am really enjoying it there, and frankly I’m grateful to have a full-time job in this economy.  But it’s been tricky trying to balance self-care with working full-time again.  I need to get better at learning how to schedule my time.  I think some people call that time management.  I’ve only gone to yoga a few times this month, and recent weekends have consisted mainly of basic requirements i.e. buying groceries, picking up dry cleaning, etc.  The older I get, the more I realize that perhaps I just need to accept the fact that I am the type of person who needs to keep constant lists so as not to forget what it is I need to do and/or want to do in the future.  Oh right!  I enjoy going to movies during the week!  It takes me out of my head, and sometimes even makes me feel things. 

My husband made fun of me the other night.  I was telling him that I felt guilty for bailing on next month’s book for my book club.  “I REALLY don’t like the book”, I whined.  “And there are just SO MANY books on my reading list that I can’t be bothered to finish a book if it doesn’t grab me right away.”  He smiled and responded with, “Wow, sounds like you’re grappling with a big problem there.”  And that is why I love him.  He has a way of finding humor in almost anything.  If feeling guilty about not finishing a book is my biggest problem right now, I guess I’m doing ok in the self-care department.  Until I discover a movie that I can’t get through…oh god.

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I made this Blueberry Cobbler w/ Cheddar Biscuits recipe at the peak of summer when blueberries were in the ether in this part of the country.  I was craving a baked fruit dessert and this looked tantalizing.  I added a bit more sugar and cinnamon to the recipe, Adapted from How Sweet It is, since the original wasn’t quite sweet enough for me.  The cheddar biscuits are a nice complement to the cobbler; it reminded me of when people used to put a slice of cheddar cheese on top of apple pie. If you like the combination of fruit and cheese, you will really appreciate this dessert! Overall, the cobbler is a delicious summer dessert that isn’t heavy at all. Try it and let me know what you think!

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Blueberry Cobbler w/ Cheddar Biscuits

If you like the combination of fruit and cheese, you will love this unique and tasty blueberry cobbler with cheddar biscuits!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

cheddar biscuit topping

  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter cold and cut into pieces
  • 2 oz. sharp cheddar cheese freshly grated
  • 7-8 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl, toss the blueberries with the sugar, flour, salt and cinnamon and add them to a 6 or 8-inch oven-safe skillet.
  • In a larger bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  • Add in the butter and mix with a fork, pastry blender or your fingers until the butter is in crumbs and pieces.
  • Fold in the grated cheese, then stir in the milk and vanilla extract until a dough has come together but is just combined.
  • Spoon the dough on top of the blueberries.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the topping is set and the blueberries are juicy and bursting.
Keyword biscuits, blueberry cobbler

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