Shrubs and Fruit Cobbler

Straining the fruit from the vinegar/sugar shrub mix

Straining the fruit from the vinegar/sugar shrub mix

I finished off the last of the strawberry shrub last night. I’ve found that simply mixing the fruit-infused vinegar/sugar mix with ice and water was perfect, I didn’t even need soda water.

Combine flour, sugar and baking powder

Combine flour, sugar and baking powder

It tastes so refreshing, especially after working in the heat organizing the homeschool room or various other tasks.

I made sure to start another concoction going last night so that the flavors could infuse properly.

Melt a stick of butter into your small/medium sized bakeware

Melt a stick of butter into your small/medium sized bakeware

And if you are wondering what I’m talking about, here is a tutorial, complete with photos, on how to make a refreshing shrub and a fruit cobbler out of the remaining fruit.

Fruit Shrub

  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups fruit (I used frozen strawberries)
Add the milk to the flour/sugar mix and stir well

Add the milk to the flour/sugar mix and stir well

Mix the three ingredients together in a medium-size container that can be sealed. Mix it well, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. If the fruit is frozen, allow to sit, covered and at room temperature in the vinegar and sugar, for an hour. Then go back and mash the fruit into a slurry.

Add the batter to the melted butter. Do not mix it!

Add the batter to the melted butter. Do not mix it!

This will help it infuse the vinegar better.

Leave at room temp, covered, overnight.

Stir the mixture well, then strain the fruit, setting it aside for cobbler.

See? No mixing!

See? No mixing!

Fruit Cobbler

  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups fruit
Add fruit to the middle, but DO NOT mix it in with the other ingredients.

Add fruit to the middle, but DO NOT mix it in with the other ingredients.

Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Using a medium sized baking dish, melt the stick of butter completely (I just stick the whole thing in the microwave).

Relax with some strawberry shrub

Relax with some strawberry shrub

Mix flour, sugar, and baking powder together and then add the milk, stirring until mixture is mostly smooth and free of lumps. Pour this into the baking dish with the butter, do NOT stir it.

Now add the fruit to the center of the dish. Do NOT stir any of it.

After 35 minutes, this was done and ready for eating. YUM!

After 35 minutes, this was done and ready for eating. YUM!

Bake in the oven for 35 minutes and remove when golden brown at the edges. Enjoy with a topping of creme fraiche or a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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