Easy Batter Fruit Cobbler


                                             EASY BATTER FRUIT COBBLER

   Recently, we were given some very fresh strawberries and we had to find something to do with them before they      spoiled so I went on the Internet to peruse strawberry recipes.  After searching for a while, I chose this one.  We      made it and it turned out to be a good choice.  Easy to make, adaptable to whatever fruit you may have on hand      and extremely tasty.  It was found on "allrecipes" and it was by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson.



   4 tablespoons real unsalted butter.

   3/4 cup all-purpose flour.

   3/4 cup sugar.

   1 teaspoon baking powder.

   1/4 teaspoon salt.

   3/4 cup milk.

   2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, peaches, nectarines, or whole blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, etc., etc.

   1 tablespoon sugar.


   1.  Adjust oven rack to upper middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees.

   2.  Put butter in 8" square or 9" round pan and set in oven to melt.  When butter has melted, remove from oven.

   3.  Whisk flour, 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder and salt together in large bowl until mixed well.  Add milk and                   whisk to form a smooth batter.  Pour batter into pan evenly.  Do not mix into butter.  Spread fruit evenly over             batter.  Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of sugar.

   4.  Bake until batter is lightly browned and fruit bubbles, 50 to 60 minutes.  Serve warm or at room temperature              with Cool Whip, whipped cream, vanilla ice cream or all by itself.