We’re pretty excited, because this blog is a sneak peak into our AMAZING upcoming recipes that will be posted tomorrow…. 3 different fruit bakes – Three Berry Buckle, Three Berry Crisp, and a Three Berry Cobbler! While making these recipes, we got to thinking about how similar all three were and figured other people might think so too!
Therefore, we thought it’d be helpful to take a second to tell you what exactly makes a buckle a buckle, a crisp a crisp, and a cobbler a cobbler.
Almost all of these traditional recipes involve fruit (blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, or strawberries), butter, sugar, vanilla extract, and flour.
To begin, a buckle is very similar to cake batter as far as texture goes. The difference is, the cake batter goes on the bottom of the pan, and then the fruit and and toppings over it. Because of the fruits density it continues to sink, therefore when the batter is baked, it rises around the fruit causing it to “buckle,” which is where the name comes from.
Next, is the crisp, which is very similar to a crumble. A crumble is where the filling of fresh fruit has a streusel topping that’s made from a mixture of oats and spices. The defining point of a crisp is that there are no oats in the topping. Because of this, the topping crumbles a little more, allowing the filling and top of the pie to become crisper when baked.
Lastly is the cobbler. A cobbler is probably the most mis-used term when it comes to all of these similar desserts. A true cobbler does not have a pie crust, but is topped with individual biscuits. The topping does not have to be a biscuit, but can be made of cake batter or even cookie dough- but it’s all about how your topping of choice is laid onto of the berry filling. The topping should be shaped much like a flat biscuit (small, round and medium-thickness), then it should be dropped in a pattern that gives it the appearance of a cobblestone street – which is in fact where the name originated.
There you have it, now you know the difference between a buckle, crisp, and cobbler!! Now tune in tomorrow for these incredibly delicious Rodelle Recipes!!