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Red Cherry Cobbler

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Ingredients
  Sour red cherries 1 1⁄2 Quart
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cornstarch 3 Tablespoon
  Almond extract 4 Drop
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Butter 3 Tablespoon
  Milk 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
Directions

Wash, stem and pit cherries.
Place in an even layer in glass baking dish (10 1/2" x 6 1/2" x 2").
Mix the 1 cup of sugar and cornstarch thoroughly.
Sprinkle over cherries, then sprinkle extract over sugar mixture.
Sift flour, measure and resift 3 times with baking powder, salt and the 1 teaspoon sugar.
Cut in butter with pastry blender or work in with tips of fingers until consistency of coarse meal.
Add milk all at once.
Stir with a fork until dough is stiff.
Turn out on a lightly floured board and knead quickly and lightly 8 times.
Roll out to a rectangle, 10 x 6 inches.
Cut a deep design in dough for steam vents.
Lay over top of cherries, trim and flute edge.
Bake in a hot oven (425° F.) for 20 minutes.
Reduce heat to moderately slow (325° F.) and bake 10 minutes longer.
Serve warm with whipped cream if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cherry

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