Mouse’s Southern Cobbler

Photo compliments Laurie Sterner

At Twelve 28 Kitchen, we believe the way to keep our loved ones close in mind and heart is to make their favorite recipes. Here is a favorite created by Betty Sterner, aka Mouse, Chef Zach Sterner’s grandma.

Any variety of fruit can be added for this recipe. Pictured is the “Black and Blue” version using First Rain Farm’s blackberries and blueberries.


1 stick butter (if using unsalted, add 1/2 tsp. salt)

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon baking powder

3 cups all purpose flour

2 cups whole milk

5 cups fruit of your choice – any variety of fruit can be added.

1/8 cup sugar


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Using a 10×15 casserole pan (9×13 pyrex dish works well too), add the stick of butter and place in the oven until melted and just turning light brown.  Remove from oven and set aside.

In large mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients with a whisk until incorporated. Add the 2 cups whole milk and mix until  thoroughly combined.

Pour the batter completely over the melted butter – DO NOT STIR!

Mix the fruit with the sugar and using a spoon, mix the sugar into the fruit.

Drop the fruit onto the top of the batter covering the entire top of the batter – DO NOT STIR!

Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream or whipped cream.

In our opinion it taste even better the next day.

Twelve 28 Kitchen Staff