Thursday, June 28, 2007

Pies, Cobblers, Slumps and Buckles

I have had a lot of questions about the difference between pies, cobblers, slumps and buckles. Here are definitions, as I understand them:

Pies: one or two thin crusts with the fruit in between
Cobblers: one thick crust, then the fruit filling, then dollops of biscuit-like batter on top
Slumps: may not have a bottom crust, fruit filling with crumble topping
Buckles: cake with fruit mixed into the batter with a struesel topping

Then there are Pandowdies, Brown Betties, Crisps, and Sonkers.

Of course, my sister is the one with the degree in Culinary Arts, not me, so I could be wrong. It has been known to happen. Either way, there will be some blueberry yumminess at my house on Sunday afternoon! Bring a spoon and come on over!

7 comments:

Channon said...

Oh my. If only you were closer... That sounds heavenly!

Teal said...

You do know how to run a contest! Got my goodies today and I'm overwhelmed by your generosity. Thank you!!!!

Jenn said...

Soooo glad you cleared that up - now I can tell my Mother in Law that she's wrong, wrong, wrong! And I really like to do that...

Anonymous said...

BOO! You need to post your questionnaire so I can get to knitting!

Criquette said...

Your post definitely put me in the mood for...?
I don't know just what the heck I'm going to be making tomorrow, but I know it's gonna have nectarines and blueberries and sugar and butter and a yummy topping that tastes like crumbled up oatmeal cookies!

Jennifer said...

In a word, yum. Now I'm inspired to make some peach cobber tonight. (The North Carolina peach crop was ruined by a freeze, so my peaches are from S.C.--local enough, I suppose!)

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Anne said...

Never ever heard of a slump or buckle.. but.. wow. they all sound pretty delicious lol