“This is so good, and so easy.” — divinea
1/2 c. butter
1 c. flour
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 c. milk
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 up.
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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