We all like to feel grounded, comfortable, and at ease. We live our lives, not changing our ideas or routines. And while this feeling of peace is often a grand place to be, it can sometimes mean we don’t see we are just standing still, not living life. For many people this ok, and for a long time it was ok with me. I don’t know if it’s getting older (not necessarily wiser) or just a shift in my thought process, but I am making some major changes. It’s scary, hard, fun, and feels right all at the same time.
This is my get out of my Sunday comfort zone recipe. Rainier cherry cobbler. I love the color of these cherries, I love the state they come from, and I wanted something that was both different and traditional. Sorta how I am seeing myself these days. Easy recipe, quick, and a great way to use up fruit you already have, or to use a new fruit. Don’t forget to pit your cherries first!
Rainier Cherry Cobbler
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and butter or spray a cooking dish (I always use a baking sheet underneath any baking dishes, cake pans, pie pans. I encourage this to help with even baking and to catch any spills.
1 bag of rainier cherries (about 2 cups) pitted
1 tablespoon of cornstarch
1/3 cup sugar (I use raw sugar, but regular granulated is fine)
Combine ingredients above in a bowl and set aside
1 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup brown sugar (dark would work well also)
1/3 cup toasted nuts (I used pecans)
1/2 cup buttermilk
4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
Combine dry ingredients into a bowl
Add egg to buttermilk, followed by butter
Fold wet mixture into flour gently until mixed together
Add cherry mixture to baking dish, dollop with flour/buttermilk mixture (I used a spoon and my hand, little balls all over the top)
Bake for 18 minutes (after about 10 the top started to get brown so I added foil for last 8 minutes) or until bubbly
Serve warm or let come to room temperature and store for three days.