Friday, April 20, 2012

Loquat Picking Time~Cobbler Recipe

Our Loquats are ready to pick even though they're ready about a month early. It must be the shortened winter that we had this year because they normally aren't ready until mid May. Our tress are loaded with wonderful fruit. In fact the branches are bending down with all the weight. Each Loquat tree is supposed to put out about 80 pounds of fruit. I believe it.

In the past, I've made Loquat jelly, which is a lot of work but worth it. Also, If you've never eaten a Loquat cobbler you're really missing out on something great. The flavor of the cobbler is like eating a slice of heaven. It is delicious! 


Loquat Cobbler

Ingredients:
Filling
  2 lbs loquats, seeded and quartered
  7 TBS Sugar
  1 TBS All Purpose Flour
  1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract
  1 teaspoon cinnamon
  1 1/2 teaspoons Lemon juice
 
Topping
  3/4 cup All Purpose Flour
  3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  1/2 teaspoon salt
  3 teaspoons sugar (reserved)
  1/2 cup Buttermilk 
  3 TBS Cold unsalted butter cut into pieces

To make filling: Toss all filling ingredients together in a 9-inch glass or ceramic pie plate and let stand until juicy, about 30 minutes.
 
Preheat oven to 400°F. 

To make topping: Sift together flour, baking powder and soda, salt, and 1 teaspoon sugar in a bowl.
Blend in butter with your fingertips or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Stir in buttermilk with a fork just until combined (do not over mix).

Drop rounded tablespoons of dough over the loquat filling, leaving spaces in between to allow topping to expand.
Sprinkle with remaining 2 teaspoons sugar.
Bake cobbler in middle of oven until fruit is tender and topping is golden, about 30 minutes.
Cool slightly, about 15 minutes, and serve warm. 
Then Enjoy :0)


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From the Heart,
Jana

5 comments:

  1. Jana, that cobber looks so good!!!
    I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. It was a very sweet gesture for you to think of me and I am very happy that you like my blog. I am just doing this for fun and I decided this evening that this how I want to keep it. I'm an old hippy and lists of rules and lists of blogs to recommend, just aren't my thing . . . because I like so many that I cannot judge which I would really nominate. I do wish you the best of luck and will be overjoyed to help you celebrate if you are the winner. Good Luck!!!

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  2. Hi Connie,
    I totally understand, it's hard picking when there are so many great bloggers. You are a winner in my book~that's why I nominated you whether you wanted to play along or not. You are such a great artist and writer. I truly enjoy your blog.
    Have a great weekend. :0)

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  3. This looks scrumptous! I'd love it if you would share this post on my Southern Sundays linky party today. www.asliceofsouthern.blogspot.com

    Hope to see you there!

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  4. Hi Jana, that sounds delicious but what's a loquat? lol Is it like an apricot? Have a great week.
    Peggy

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  5. That looks SOOO YUMMY! I am sorry to say I have never had a loquat, but this sure looks scrumpcious!

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