With available ingredients, including freshly ground wheat flour and fruit from the orchard or foraged berries, early settlers created cobbler, a dessert that is now considered to be an American classic.



1 cup granulated sugar + extra for sprinkling on top

1 cup Hoffman Grist Mill sifted wheat flour

1 stick butter, softened

2 large eggs

Fruit: fresh fruit cut to cover the bottom half of pan & sweetened to taste with sugar. Could also use sweetened frozen fruit or a (30-ounce) can of pie filling




1.         Preheat oven to 375°.  Grease or spray an 8-9-inch round or square pan.

2.         In a mixing bowl, mix together the sugar, flour, butter and eggs to make a thick batter.

3.         Arrange fruit in bottom of prepared pan.

4.         Spoon dollops of batter over fruit; spread to partially cover the fruit. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired.

5.         Bake around 45 minutes until lightly brown.