Chocolate Chip Cookie Cherry Cobbler


Vegan MoFo: It's that time of year again! If you don't know what's up, allow me to give you a brief overview: short for the Vegan Month of Food, Vegan MoFo is an annual blogging event about all things vegan. Participants are given daily prompts and then post about it. If you need more info check out the MoFo website and get hip (click here and then come back). Today’s prompt: Seasonal dish.

Hey y'all! My theme this year for Vegan MoFo has been Deep South Eats and I've largely been able to stick to it. But I don't live in the South anymore. I currently live in the Pacific Northwest. Boise to be exact and today's prompt is about what's in season where you are. But don't worry I found my way around some obstacles and brought you a hella Southern dish.

There are so many reasons why I love the Pacific Northwest, but for the purposes of this prompt and this here mediocre blog, I'm going to tell you that my favorite thing about living in the Pacific Northwest is that cherries are in season, extra cheap, and every where for all of June, July, and August. Our household literally stocks all the way up on cherries during this time and I'm willing to bet that every member of my house eats at least five of the sweet morsels a day. Is it coming across how much we all love cherries? 

You know who else loves cherries? Cobblers do. What's a cobbler and what could you mean by making such strange pivots in your writing? Well, I'm glad you asked. Cobblers were born in the South around 1850 or some shit  and in 1881, Abby Fisher, an escaped slave who fled the South after the Civil War to San Francisco, published some of her recipes, including a dope ass Peach Cobbler recipe believed to be the first cobbler recipe to be published, in What Mrs. Fisher Knows About Old Southern Cooking. Peaches or apples are the traditional filling down South and biscuits are the classic topping but I happen to know that cherries are cobblers preferred filling. Cobblers love cherry filling because it takes longer for cherries to release their juices when cooking so typically the biscuits on top get to cook up a bit before the cherries start to relax. This means your cobbler topping won't get soggy. It's a win-win.

Also, I don't know this for sure, but I was told as a youngin that we called them cobblers because you have to "cobble together" biscuits and fruit to make a dessert. Here I've "cobbled together" chocolate chip cookie batter and fruit to make a cobbler. A Southern inspired cobbler filled with Pacific Northwest Cherries, to be exact.




Cherry Filling

2 cups pitted cherries
1 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar
1/2 tbsp potato starch
2/3 tsp vanilla extract
  1. First and foremost, preheat your oven to 350. 
  2. Toss together the cherries, sugar, potato starch, and vanilla in a greased up 9-in baking dish.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Topping

1/3 c barley flour
1/3 c oat flour
2 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp milk
2 1/2 tbsp chocolate chip
  1. Combine all ingredients and spread out on top of cherries. 
  2. Bake for about 45-50 minutes. 
  3. Let cool. 
  4. EAT.
look at that cute chocolate chip


More Desserts:

Creme Brulee
Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake
RAW: Chocolate Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries
Chocolate Coconut Mousse + Blueberry Lemon ReduxRAW: Ice Cream Tart
Deconstructed Baked Banana Split


UP NEXT: Let's get inspired by my favorite season.

ICYMI,  I shared with you the most delicious Broccoli Salad to take with you on your next picnic.

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All the love,
Amber








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