Say hello to my new obsession.
Fresh strawberry cobbler for the win!
Just look at those puddles of ice cream swirling into the warm berries with the deeeelish soft vanilla cobbler topping. I cannot even contain myself. I want to eat this every single day.
Please send me to fresh strawberry cobblers anonymous ASAP.
I am in such a crazy, weird cobbler mode. I want to cobbler all the fruits. If you follow me on instagram, then you saw this over the last two weeks. Me cobbler-ing everything like a freak.
I mean, I normally like cobbler, but this summer my intensity is all out of whack. Over memorial day weekend I ended up testing four different cobbler recipes. FOUR. The only saving grace is that people were at our house every single day to eat it. We went through a ridiculously embarrassing amount of ice cream too.
With strawberries pretty much being my favorite fruit, I prefer them most when they are not cooked, not roasted, not in pie. You know? I mean, I make those things too, but biting into a juicy, wonderful strawberry is exactly how I want to start every day. I love fresh strawberries the most and will always choose them first!
But! With that being said… this strawberry cobbler is inssaaaane. It is so, so good. On another level, especially if you are a strawberry lover. And especially when served hot and piled high with a hugely humiliating scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or chocolate ice cream! Whatever floats your boat.
A few weeks ago, we went strawberry picking for the first time which was so much fun.
Well. It was fun for me.
Max determined that it made his hands too dirty which left Eddie and I to pick all the berries. Eddie was over it in a few minutes. Which was made even worse when we walked into the store to check out with our berries only to see boxes full of freshly picked berries from that morning that we could just… buy.
But I mean, what is the fun in that? I was super into it! And I’m determined to make it a new tradition even with my not-so-sure company.
Anyhoo. We were a little overzealous in our picking… probably should have only grabbed one container and not two, but hey. This left a lot of strawberries for desserts!
Also, we should note that this cobbler recipe is a bit heavy on the biscuits. The best part, oh yes. Sure, the strawberries are REALLY the best part, but I just want to get a bite of what tastes like delicious vanilla cake with every taste. Not too much to ask. I’m sure.
After my cobbler-a-thon on instagram stories, so many of you asked for this recipe. In fact, it might be the most requested recipe that I’ve made before sharing here on the blog! I seriously hope you make it because it is summer in a dish. So perfect for fun gatherings but also a great spur-of-the-moment weeknight dessert that you can eat on patio while watching fireflies!
That sounds too dreamy.
Fresh Strawberry Cobbler
- 3 cups chopped/halved strawberries (I like a mix! some small whole, some sliced in half)
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into pieces
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- vanilla ice cream for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a baking dish (9×13 or 9-inch round works too) with nonstick spray. Add the strawberries and sprinkle with the sugar and cornstarch. Toss gently, just until the berries are coated.
To make the cobbler topping, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Using a fork, pastry blender or your fingers, add the butter and incorporate it into the flour until small pieces and crumbs remain. Beat together the egg, milk and vanilla extract. Add it into the dry ingredients and stir until a dough forms. Add spoonfuls of the dough all over the strawberries.
Bake the cobbler for 35 to 45 minutes, until it’s golden and cooked through. I sometimes pull it out and check the underside of the cobbler, just to make sure the topping it cooked through.
Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream.
You can use a little more sugar with the berries if you’d like. My strawberries were SUPER sweet, so I didn’t want to overdo it! If you have so-so strawberries, I’d increase the sugar to 1/2 cup.
Yesss I’d like to take a swim in there.