Winter Warmers

I like love Winter when it's cold and frosty, the sun is shining and the sky is blue, the grass crunches with frost underfoot and the birds are tweeting in the skeletal trees. And, despite the past week where it's been grim and grey, today it was just like that! We went to Roath Park in Cardiff for The Boy to practise some more on his balance bike, we fed the swans and the ducks, we froze our little noses and ears off, and then we went to soft-play.

Then we came home, had a little rest and I made a dinner ready for Nana and Grandad to join us. I decided on some serious warming food for a seriously Wintery day! Vegetable stew and dumplings, followed by this little beauty:

Plum, Pear & Apple Cobbler

Serves 4-6

  • 500g plums, stoned & quartered
  • 300g Bramley apples, peeled, cored & sliced
  • 160g caster sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 300g self raising flour, sifted
  • 85g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 150g Rachel’s Low Fat Natural Bio Live Yogurt


  1. In a saucepan take the plums, apple slices, 100g of the caster sugar and add the water, cook until the plums and apples soften. Tip: leave the fruit to cool before adding the cobbler pieces this will stop some of the fruit bubbling out over the dish.
  2. To make the cobbler, add the sifted flour, butter, baking powder and the remainder of the sugar (60g) and using a food processor or mixer whiz together for a few seconds on pulse speed until fine crumbs form.
  3. Add the milk and yogurt and whiz again until a soft dough forms . You can either spoon the mixture in scattered clumps over the fruit or add a little more flour and roll out the dough using a cutter. Leave some gaps for the cobble effect.
  4. Bake the cobbler for 30-35 minutes until the topping is golden and the fruit is visibly bubbling beneath.

It was seriously gorgeous. As discussed with @Jessies_online, I am not a fan of fruit crumble but this was gorgeous! The pear made the fruit much more mild, and the yoghurt in the dough topping made it rise beautifully which meant it was light and fluffy. I thoroughly recommend trying some of the gorgeous Rachel's Organics  yoghurts, but in a cake or dough mixture.

I was supplied with some samples of Rachel's Organics products to try this recipe.

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    • TheBoyAndMe says

      I've always avoided a cobbler because I dislike crumbles and thought it would be the same. This was nothing like it! Yummy!

  1. says

    Oh, looks lovely. The park, and the Cobbler. I love Winter when it is like it has been the last few days, hate the miserable, wet days where it is too grim to do anything though.

    • TheBoyAndMe says

      They were light, but the outside was firm like a scone. I'm just about to try and make some scone type things with that mixture so will let you know!


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