Rhubarb Fruit and Berry Cobbler

Rhubarb Fruit and Berry Cobbler

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Tasty Rhubarb Fruit and Berry Cobbler.
My aunt was quite a baker and she would tell me that her style of baking was mostly the old fashioned scratch colonial method.
They were always well received by friends and this fresh fruit cobbler was my favourite.
I still make this simple dessert when the first rhubarb along with the first berries appear and I find it is hands on friendly to make. This cobbler recipe is particularly good with strawberries and rhubarb, but you can use any fruit combinations.
Banana, Peanut Butter and Mango, or Back Raspberry and Kiwi.
You will need;
Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler.
2 peaches sliced.
1 pear, thickly sliced
1 pint box strawberries
1 pint box blueberries
1 pint box raspberries
2 rhubarb shafts
1/3 cup sugar
2 oz. sherry
4 oz. butter chilled
8 oz. self-rising flour
¼ cup sugar
A pinch salt
4 oz. buttermilk.
1 tbs. Demerara sugar. [for dusting]
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Put the fruit into a pan with the sugar and the sherry.
Put the pan over the heat, and cook gently, until the juices begin to run from the fruit.
Now pour mixture into an ovenproof dish.
In large bowl rub the cold butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
Add the sugar and salt, stir well, and then add the buttermilk to form a loose mixture.
Scoop the balls of the dough and place randomly over the hot fruit.
Sprinkle with a little sugar, and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve with vanilla yogurt or whipped cream.