Make this easy, stovetop version of cobbler in a cast iron skillet, or any skillet with steep sides, and have dessert ready in no time. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream for an extra-delicious treat.
3/4 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup plain flour 3/4 tsp. baking powder pinch of salt 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground ginger 1/3 cup milk 2 TBS butter, melted 3 pints berries (blackberries and raspberries) 2 TBS lemon juice 2 TBS water. for topping: 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Method: Combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and salt in mixing bowl. add milk and melted butter, and stir into a thick batter. Set aside.
Place berries in large bowl, and sprinkle with lemon juice, water and sugar. Gently stir to coat berries. Place berries in skillet, cover, and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring several times. Drop six to eight dollops of batter on top of berry mixture, not allowing dumplings to touch. Sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar topping.
Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, continuing to gently simmer. Cook about 15 minutes, until dumplings appear to be cooked through and the juices of the fruit are bubbling around them.
Serve warm with a drizzle of heavy cream, whipped cream or ice cream.