Any combination of fruits can be used in this cobbler. Have the cobbler ready. Place on the grill just before sitting down to din- ner. A cast-iron or heavy skillet in a must.
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, plus more for skillet
2 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups self-rising flour
2 cups sugar
5 cups blackberries
1. Build a two-zone fire in a charcoal grill by placing coals on one side of grill, leaving other side empty. Preheat grill.
2. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat, and add milk, vanilla, flour and sugar. Stir together but do not blend.
3. Butter a 10-inch cast iron skillet. Put blackberries in bottom of skillet, and pour batter over top. Place skillet over indirect heat, away from coals, close grill lid, and cook until cobbler is golden brown on top, about 1 hour. Serve hot right from the skillet.
Nutritional facts per serving: 460 calories, 20g fat, 55mg cholesterol, 5g protein, 68g carbohydrates, 4g fiber, 500mg sodium
—Recipe reprinted with permission from Fire and Smoke (Crown Publishing Group, April 2014).