Autumn Vegetable and Cheese Cobbler Recipe
Autumn Vegetable and Cheese Cobbler -November Recipe of the Month
Time: c.1 hr 30 mins
Colder weather calls for warming, satisfying, nutritional autumn vegetable packed dishes. Topped with a moreish cheese cobbler, our autumn vegetable casserole is perfect for a weekend supper.
For the vegetable casserole
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 50g onions
- 300g swede
- 250g carrots
- 200g celery
- 100g leeks
- 200g parsnips
- 2-3 sprigs thyme
- 2 bay leaves
- 250ml vegetable stock
- 500ml vegetable gravy
For the cheese cobbler
- 300g plain flour
- 20g baking powder
- 100g butter – 1cm cube
- 1 tsp English mustard
- 70g grated mature Cheddar
- 250ml milk
- 1 egg, beaten
Preheat the oven to 170°C/150°C fan
- Cut the celery and leeks into 2cm slices and the rest of the vegetables into 2cm cubes.
- Heat the oil in a large pan and when hot add the onions, carrots and celery and gently cook with the lid on for about 10 minutes, stirring the vegetables every now and again.
- Once the onions have softened, add the remaining vegetables and the herbs and cook gently for another 10 minutes.
- Add the vegetable stock and simmer until for about 15 minutes and the vegetables are tender.
- Finally, pour in the vegetable gravy, season and bring everything to a simmer. Pour into a deep sided baking dish.
- Leave that aside and make the cobbler mix. Place the flour, baking powder and seasoning into a bowl and mix well together. Rub in the butter using your fingertips, until well incorporated.
- Add the grated Cheddar and mustard and mix together well. Pour in the milk, in one go, and mix to form a soft dough.
- Roll out the cobbler dough to a depth of 2cm. Using a 7cm scone cutter, press out 6 rounds of the dough.
- Place the rounds of dough on top of the filling to cover, overlapping slightly if necessary. Brush with the beaten egg.
- Bake the cobbler for about 45 minutes and cobbler is golden brown.
- Add some cooked mixed pulses to the casserole and stir in a handful of spinach leaves before topping with the cobbler
- Try adding chopped fresh herbs to the cobbler mix