Quick stovetop dessert: Mixed-berry slump

Quick stovetop dessert: Mixed-berry slump

Make this easy, stovetop version of cobbler in a cast iron skillet, or any skillet with steep sides, and have dessert ready in no time. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream for an extra-delicious treat.

Mixed-berry slump

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup plain flour

3/4 tsp. baking powder

pinch of salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground ginger

1/3 cup milk

2 TBS butter, melted

3 pints berries (blackberries and raspberries)

2 TBS lemon juice

2 TBS water.

for topping:

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Method:

Combine flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon and salt in mixing bowl. add milk and melted butter, and stir into a thick batter. Set aside.

Place berries in large bowl, and sprinkle with lemon juice, water and sugar. Gently stir to coat berries.

Place berries in skillet, cover, and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring several times.

Drop six to eight dollops of batter on top of berry mixture, not allowing dumplings to touch.

Sprinkle with the cinnamon-sugar topping.

Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, continuing to gently simmer. Cook about 15 minutes, until dumplings appear to be cooked through and the juices of the fruit are bubbling around them.

Serve warm with a drizzle of heavy cream, whipped cream or ice cream.