Riddle: It’s summer. Fourth of July weekend to be specific. You’re assigned dessert. What do you bring to a party to feed seven grown-ups and seven kids, one of whom has a dairy allergy?
In my mind, only one answer: Cobbler.
But wait: Butter + Dairy Allergy = Not the Nicest Thing to Do
And: Cobbler – Butter = Not Much of a Cobbler.
Still, not an option. My mother-in-law has been making fruit cobblers on the Fourth for the last ten years and celebrating the holiday without one would be like foregoing the flags and fireworks. A little scouring of this cool Internet thing turned up a bunch of vegan takes on the classic. This blackberry-peach version is a composite of a bunch — almond milk stands in for the regular milk and oil stands in for the butter.
I like doing all the fruit and sugar tossing right in the baking dish instead of in a separate bowl. It makes for one less big-ticket item to wash. (more…)