Surprisingly, I am not an impulse purchaser when it comes to clothing but I am with food. By my office on Friday afternoons there is a farmers market. Last week, they had fresh corn and it was perfect because I was having a BBQ that weekend for a friend who was visiting. Then I saw nectarines (my favorite fruit) fresh and as ripe as can be sitting there. I thought, okay for dessert I will make a nectarine blueberry cobbler. Although, by the time I was making the cobbler I had eaten some of the nectarines and had to substitute them with some peaches.When I was making the cobbler I got very excited when I figured that I could cover it with biscuits cut outs in different shapes, I chose different sized stars.
Preheat oven to 450Â°F.
8 nectarines/peaches, pitted and sliced thin (about 5 cups)
2 cups blueberries
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch
Juice of one lemon
For the biscuits
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
Â¼ cup sugar2 tablespoons of butter softened
1 tablespoon double-acting baking powder
a pinch of salt
1 cup heavy cream
heavy cream or milk for brushing the biscuits
sugar for sprinkling the biscuits
Fruit: Combine the nectarines, the blueberries, the water, the sugar, the cornstarch, and the lemon juice, in a baking dish (8Ã—8 inch baking dish) and let stand for about an hour for juices to come out.
Biscuits: In a bowl sift together the flour, the sugar, the baking powder, and the salt, and make a well in the center. In a separate bowl beat the cream until it holds soft peaks, spoon it into the well in the flour mixture with butter and combine the mixture with a fork until it just forms a dough. (Refrigerate for half hour) On a lightly floured surface knead the dough until it is combined well, roll or pat it out about 3/4 inch thick, and cut biscuits into desired shapes with cookie cutter.
Arrange the biscuits on top of the fruit mixture, brush them with the cream, and sprinkle them with the sugar. Bake the cobbler in the middle of the oven for 20 minutes, or until the biscuits are browned and the fruit is bubbling.
Serve with either vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.