At this time of year, pretty much every fruit is in season and it’s easy enough to pick up the fresh produce in-store or at the market. Nevertheless I find it useful to also have a couple of packs of frozen fruits in the freezer on standby. They’re especially great for last-minute smoothies or desserts.
I particularly like Tesco’s frozen summer fruits which contains a great mix of raspberries, blackberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants. I usually defrost the pack overnight and have them with breakfast but this time I had other plans for these yummy little berries. There are different recipes printed on Tesco’s frozen fruit cartons and today when I read them, I was inspired to make the Summer Fruit Cobbler.
This is a fantastic recipe for those cooler summer days when you want something sweet but substantial. The contrast between the buttery topping and the tangy fruit filling is pure pleasure -it’s definitely worth giving this a go.
500g summer fruits
1 tsp plain flour
260g plain flour
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
Pinch of salt
150g butter, melted
Pre-heat oven to 200°C / 400°F / Gas Mark 6
In a large bowl mix together the ingredients for the filling. Place in a greased 9in x 2in deep baking dish.
For the topping mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add the butter and milk, stirring just enough to form dough.
Drop tablespoons of the dough on top of the filling.
Bake in the pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes.
This is best served warm and it’s especially amazing with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. We’ll be eating ours while we watch the closing ceremony for the Olympics. Can you believe London 2012 is over already?! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Recipe taken from Tesco’s Frozen Summer Fruit Packs