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May 17th is National Cherry Cobbler Day
you're looking for something to do today then I hope you like messy
meals that taste better than they look. That's right; it's
National Cherry Cobbler Day! Let's get right into celebrating
National Cherry Cobbler Day!
WHY IS THIS A
Today is a holiday because cobblers are loved by many and
cobbler might be one of the most often consumed sweet versions of
cobbler. So if you have hoards of people waiting to gobble cherry
cobbler then you give in and set up a holiday! Once you eat some
yourself you'll be all about the celebration! It's said that
invention of cobbler might have began in the British American colonies
where they would cover a stew in a pan with scones or biscuits fitted
tightly together. Now when that is fully cooked it actually looks kind
of like a cobblestone road.
But when I think of cobbler, I'm not
really thinking of the savory kind... no, I'm all about the dessert!
And at first I mistakenly thought cherry cobbler was cherry crumble,
but there is a difference. A crumble will have a crisp topping that is
usually made from oatmeal while a cobbler actually comes out a bit
cake-like. What you do is melt down some butter in a pan, pour your
cake batter on top of it (without stirring) and then just drop your
sugared up cherries into the batter. You don't stir that either,
because once it bakes the cake forms up around the cherries. It's
similar to having strawberry shortcake, except it's not shortcake. It
reminds me of a cherry popover except sweeter with more cherries and
the cake is fluffier. Would you like some?
So, how can you celebrate today? Well, you might be in luck
because a lot of restaurants might have this on their menu as a
dessert. So check around and you might be able to celebrate as you
relax after a good meal. And if you can't find a restaurant that serves
it then maybe a local bakery or a bakery in your grocery store has
whipped a batch for you.
But if you fail to find someone else
that will make it for you then don't worry, it's really easy to make!
The hardest part is just waiting for it to bake because you know it's
going to be delicious! All you're going to need is some butter, flour,
sugar, milk, baking powder and then some cherries. Finding a cherry
cobbler recipe online is just as easy as it is to make it ;).
you are very welcome to experiment with different cherries, different
amounts of sugar and flour around your cherries and different
ingredients in the cake part. You could go with really syrupy, sweet
cherries or just lightly sugared, sour cherries. You could also add
slight hints of flavor to your cake with extracts or spices. Have fun
with it and broaden your horizons. I hope you have a great
and don't make too much of a mess trying to gobble down your cobbler!