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Walnut Grove Recipes

Cherry Cobbler

4-5 portions

  • 200g pitted griottine cherries
  • 150g plain flour
  • 75g sugar
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 2 egg whites
  • 125ml milk
  • pinch salt
  • 60g butter plus extra butter for buttering the moulds
  • Icing sugar to dust


1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Cream butter and sugar, sift flour, baking powder & salt together mix into butter & sugar mixture, then gradually add milk, mixing until you have a smooth batter.

2. Whisk egg whites and gently fold into the batter mixture.

3. Melt the extra butter (approx 30g) and using a pastry brush generously butter the moulds.

4. Evenly distribute the cherries between the moulds.

5. Pour on the batter, then place on a tray and put in oven for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool slightly and dust with icing sugar.


Serving Suggestions

Is best made to order, you can have the moulds pre-buttered, but the batter is best used straight away before the egg whites collapse.

Serving Suggestions

We serve it warm, but it can be served cold with either vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

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