Some five years ago, Martha Hall Foose visited Florence, and made the best strawberry cobbler I’ve had to date. Strawberry season came a little early this year. In early May, my patch began producing. I’m hoping that the plants will continue bearing through the coming weeks so my son, Zach, can make his classic strawberry cobbler for our 4th of July celebration.
We originally shared his recipe in our ‘Celebrate America’ catalog.
Looking forward to the upcoming holiday…
4 cups fresh strawberries, peeled
½ cup unsalted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 T baking powder
Pinch of salt
1 cup milk
1 T lemon juice
Ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
Bring 1 cup sugar, strawberries, and lemon juice to a boil over high heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add to preferred baking dish. Combine dry ingredients and remaining sugar in large mixing bowl and cut in butter. Add milk to make dough and roll out ½ inch thick. Place strips of dough on top of strawberry mixture and bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 45 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve warm with ice cream.