Mother’s Day is almost here and there is no meal I love as much as a good brunch! Even better? An easy to make and delicious brunch. I’m going to share one of our families favourite recipes, I’ve tweaked it a bit and I think it’s almost perfect. See it in the picture billow? In the skillet? Yes, it is as tasty as it looks!
For the Sauce
Thick vanilla yogurt mixed with the juice of an orange to make a sauce. Drizzle over a slice of cobbler to enjoy.
1/4 cup salted butter
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar + more for sprinkling
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup milk
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 cup frozen cranberries
Start by pre-heating the oven to 350°F. Using a 9 inch cast-iron skillet, place the butter inside it and throw it in the oven to melt.
In the meantime, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and zest. In a small bowl, whisk together the milk and egg, then add it to the dry ingredients. Mix together, just until everything is combined (don’t over-mix).
Once the butter has melted, take the hot pan out of the oven and carefully spoon the batter in. Use a spatula to spread the batter to the edges of the pan, trying not to mix in much of the butter. Drop the berries into the batter, covering the top, then sprinkle sugar overtop of the berries.
Bake the cobbler for about 30 minutes, you can check the centre by inserting a toothpick and pulling it out to see if the batter is still wet. Let it cool for a few moments when it’s done and then serve it up, pouring some of the vanilla-orange-yogurt sauce onto your slice. Enjoy!
We made this brunch of ours special by using my Grandmother’s china and drinking some delicious tea (Forever Nuts by David’s Tea). My Grandma’s china was very important to her, and pulling it out gave me a chance to not only remember her, but to share some small piece of her with my husband and children, who never got to meet her.
Making someone feel special, especially as Mother’s Day approaches, is so far from complicated and extravagant, it’s in the small and thoughtful details that bring you closer to the ones you love. A beautiful bouquet doesn’t hurt either, flowers make everything magical in my opinion!
Enjoy my beautiful bed-head in the following photos, haha: