Fruit Cobbler
"This is so good, and so easy." -- divinea


  The butter:
     1/2 c. butter

  The batter:
     1 c. flour
     3/4 c. sugar
     2 tsp baking powder
     1/2 c. milk

  The fruit:
     3-4 cups fruit, sliced, chopped, etc.
     peel of one lemon, slivered and minced finely
     1/2 c. sugar, more or less
   Heat oven to 350. Put butter in baking dish, melt in oven. Meanwhile,
   mix the flour, baking powder and sugar together, and add the milk,
   stirring just till it's blended. 
   Combine fruit with sugar and lemon peel, adjusting sugar upward for
   very sour fruit.
   Drop spoonfuls of the batter into the melted butter, and then resist
   the temptation to tidy it up or spread it- just leave it alone. Spoon
   the fruit over the top of the batter gently, taking care not to mix it
   Bake for about 45 minutes or so*, till fruit burbles and batter rises
   to top and browns up nicely. Can be served with ice cream or whipped
   cream or creme fraiche, but requires no adornment.

* NOTE: One tester reports it took 55 minutes to bake in a 9x13" pan.

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