The internet is full of fabulous facts about everything from current events to the history basket weaving and cobbler fun facts. As we research for our daily content on food trucks, food carts and street food, we stumble upon some items of knowledge that we just did not know.
We have decided when these fun facts pop up, that we would share them with our readers in our section titled “Did You Know?”
For today’s Did You Know we will look at Cobbler Fun Facts.
Cobbler Fun Facts: Cobbler refers to a variety of dishes, particularly in the United Kingdom and United States, consisting of a fruit or savory filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or scone (in England) before being baked.
- A cobbler is like a pie filling, but without the bottom crust and it is usually much thicker, or higher or taller, than a pie.
- Cobblers originated in the British American colonies. English settlers were unable to make traditional suet puddings due to lack of suitable ingredients and cooking equipment, so instead covered a stewed filling with a layer of uncooked plain biscuits or dumplings, fitted together.
- The origin of the name cobbler, recorded from 1859, is uncertain: it may be related to the archaic word cobeler, meaning “wooden bowl”.
- April 13 is Peach Cobbler Day.
- May 17th is National Cherry Cobbler Day.
- Cobblers most commonly come in single fruit varieties. Such as blackberry, blueberry, and peach cobbler.
- Southern areas within the United States hold the tradition that gives the option of topping the fruit cobbler with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream.
- The Guinness World Records’ record for the largest fruit cobbler weighed 2,251 lbs (1,021 kg). It was made by the Hampton Inn of Ruston for the 65th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival in Ruston, Louisiana, USA on 27 June 2015.
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Reference: Wikipedia: Fun Facts about cobbler.
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