Saturday, August 13, 2011

cherry-lime cornbread cobbler

salt lick.

have you heard of it?

life changing barbecue. my favorite in texas. and not only do they know how to make the best texas style barbecue in the world, they also have the best cobbler i have ever tasted.

in my efforts to recreate it, i have tried a few concoctions with different fruit.

today, i bring to you, the what-was-left-in-my-fridge-before-vacation cobbler; cherry-lime! served in a true-to-my-roots breakfast-for-dinner fashion.

(excuse me. has anyone ever needed to use that many hyphens in one phrase? my apologies.)

back to the cobbler. it's sticky and sweet, with a little tang from the cherries and lime. G and i did not eat the whole thing before we left for montreal today... or did we?

speaking of montreal. has anyone been? any must-eats i should know about?

cherry-lime cobbler
serves 6 (or 2...whoops)

2.5 cups Bing cherries, pitted and sliced in half
zest and juice of 2 limes
3/4 cup turbinado sugar (this was a bit sweet for me, so try 1/2 cup if you'd like less sweet!)
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup brown rice flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 stick of butter

- turn the oven to 375 and place the butter in a 7x9 (or an 8x8). allow to melt while oven preheats and other ingredients are being mixed.
- combine the cherries, limes and sugar and set aside while mixing together dry ingredients in a small bowl. once butter is melted, toss in milk and dry ingredients directly to the baking dish and stir to incorporate. spoon cherry mixture over batter and bake for 30 minutes or until golden. allow to cool for at least 30 minutes and serve warm with ice cream or by itself .....for dinner :D


  1. Cherry lime cobbler- I'll bet that works well. Excellent breakfast fare. I haven't been to Montreal but I hear it's lovely. Have a fabulous trip!
    P.S. You can never have too many hyphens or parentheses in my book.

  2. I love cobblers! You're really making it live up to its name here, cobbling together whatever was in the kitchen. Yum!

  3. I can almost taste it here in England. Sounds mouth puckeringly delicious :D
    *kisses* HH

  4. Oh dear. Yum. I never make any cobbler but my mama's cobbler but this could be cause for an exception.