Originally Posted by messers
What is a 'cobbler'? I have seen this in receipe books but never really tired making it
1. A guy or gal who makes shoes.
2. From Webster's - 1:
a mender or maker of shoes and often of other leather goods2archaic :
a clumsy workman3:
a tall iced drink consisting usually of wine, rum, or whiskey and sugar garnished with mint or a slice of lemon or orange4:
a deep-dish fruit dessert with a thick top crust.
I believe number 4 is what you are looking for. Cobblers usually have some type of fruit on the bottom, such as cherry, peaches, apple, etc. Then, a pastry crust is made on top of that, made flour, sugar, egg, salt, water, vanilla, and sometimes spices such as nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, etc.
A crisp is simialr to a cobler, but with a crumbled top crust made usually from flour, sugar, salt, water, vanilla, and sometimes spices such as nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, etc. It is mixed with oil, lard, shortening, or butter and often broken walnuts or pecans, and then crumbled and sprinkled over the fruit and baked together.
A Betty (brown betty) is made from baked fruit, breadcrumbs, and spices. It is reffered to as a pudding in the British use of the word, which is like a pie with no top-crust, or like bread pudding.
Ahh rats! or should I say TattRat! I just looked at all of the postings in this thread. Seems Tatt beat me to Webster's.
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