Here’s the perfect, scrumptious, super-easy summer dessert. Seven ingredients, melt, mix, pour, bake, boom. Recipe below.
Recipe hails from friend Alex Hitz and his super-fab My Beverly Hills Kitchen cookbook. Julia Child herself declared it the best strawberry dish she’d ever had. Yours truly served it just last weekend at Summer Supper in the Garden, and they ate it up.
That’s Alex in the apron. He is so cute.
The cobbler itself is not quite as handsome, but what it lacks in looks, it makes up in flavor, and howdy.
By the way, you can order Alex’s book via his My Beverly Hills Kitchen website. You definitely want this book.
- 4 cups whole strawberries, stemmed
- 2 sticks salted butter, melted (16 tablespoons)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 2 cups sugar
- Pre-heat oven to 350° F.
- Pour the melted butter in a 9x13 baking dish, and add the strawberries.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and sugar, and then slowly add the milk, whisking it until it is smooth.
- Pour batter over the fruit and butter, and bake it for 45 minutes until it’s more than golden brown and set.
- Serve the cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream.
- In the early 90s, Julia Child came to Alex's restaurant, Patio by the River, for an evening honoring herself and Robert Mondavi, founders of the American Institute of Wine and Food. They were served a traditional Southern barbecue and this cobbler for dessert. Julia told Alex this dish was her very favorite strawberry dish of all time. There is almost nothing easier to make. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream. Also, Alex admonishes: Use only whole milk, salted butter, table salt, and fresh baking soda.