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Beef Cobbler

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Cobbler refers to a variety of dishes, particularly in the United States and United Kingdom, consisting of a fruit or savoury filling poured into a large baking dish and covered with a batter, biscuit, or pie crust before being baked. Unlike a pie, cobbler never contains a bottom crust.

Cobblers may have originated in the early 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. When fully cooked, the surface has the appearance of a cobbled street. The name may also derive from the fact that the ingredients are "cobbled" together.

Beef Cobbler is a hearty British winter dish made from mince beef, lots of vegetables, herbs, stock, as well as butter, cheese and flour used in the preparation of the cobbler crusty scones topping.


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References

Cobbler (food), www.wikipedia.org

Beef Cobbler, www.jamieoliver.com

Thane Prince's gluten-free beef cobbler, www.bbcgoodfood.com