Berry Cobbler with Pistachios

About 10 years ago, I was traveling from Denmark back to LA and it was when I first started getting panic attacks during flights :( I was so nervous of getting on the plane that I bought three or four food magazines to distract myself. At least reading a topic that was dear to me would make me feel less anxious...right? not so much, but... Now I don't remember much about the flight or what I did with the magazines, but one thing that has remained is a recipe for "mixed berry cobbler". I had torn the page and kept it all these years. The page is faded and stained with few drops of water or perhaps oil, but it's my go-to recipe when I want to make cobbler.  I've modified the filling many times with different nuts, different mixes of fruits, but I've always used the same dough recipe and I've baked this recipe more than I can count and it has been everyone's favorite. 

The thing about baking cobbler is that you have to find the right dish, not too shallow, not too deep. Today I used a dish that was too deep, so my cobbler didn't come out as pretty as it should. What I prefer is to see more of berries on top rather than pieces of the dough ...but I believe cobblers are not in the category of glamours and beautiful desserts, they are just country-style comfort desserts that once you start eating, you can hardly stop. 

Berry Cobbler with Pistachios & Orange Liqueur

Serves: 6 | Time: 50minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of mixed berries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pistachios 
  • 1/4 cup orange liqueur or orange juice
  • 2 tablespoon of rice flour 

Topping:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar for the mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt 
  • 2 tablespoons of butter 
  • 1-2 tablespoon powdered sugar for dusting 
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream; optional for serving

Process:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and coat an oval or a round baking dish with baking spray
  2. In a large bowl, first mix the sugar with rice flour, then add all the berries, pistachios, and orange liqueur or juice and gently mix and add to the dish
  3. In another large bowl, whisk flour, sugar, & baking soda and mix. In a separate bowl mix together milk, sour cream or yogurt and butter. Add to the flour mixture and mix with a whisk or a handheld mixer. 
  4. Using an ice cream spoon dollop the batter over the fruit and bake at 350°F (176°c) for 35 to 40 minutes until it's nicely browned. 
  5. Once removed from the oven dust with some powdered sugar and serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream. 

Enjoy!