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Cobbler for Breakfast

on October 14, 2013

It’s really starting to feel like fall now. 6 a.m. and still dark, the forecast is for a mixture of clouds and sun. A mixture of warm dark sweet cherries under a crumb topping will help me forget the Tigers’ loss last night to the Sox. Torii Hunter’s heroic reach for Big Papi’s grand slam will be harder for him to forget…ouch!

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If you make your crumb topping ahead of time, this couldn’t be simpler. Mix 3/4 cup brown sugar with 1 cup of flour; cut in 1/4 cup of cold butter chopped in pieces until the mixture is crumbly, and keep cool. Thaw enough frozen berries to fill a ramekin, top with crumbs, and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350° F until bubbly.

A homey little dish like this would not be out of place in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan which Chuck and I visited a few years ago in the fall. Absolutely gorgeous! When it wasn’t snowing, the air was crisp, Lake Superior was placid, and the people were wonderful. Tough! One woman wore a U.S. Marines T-shirt with a slogan Torii Hunter might find helpful: “Pain is just weakness leaving the body.”

It was hunting season--this was not quite as peaceful as it looks!

It was hunting season–this was not quite as peaceful as it looks!

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