“Too Much Fun” Hangover

Just before I start, I really would appreciate a few guest posts for my exam period in November! Email me at gobakeyourself@yahoo.com.au if you are interested, I would LOVE to feature you all😀

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Ok lovely people, you know how my posts usually go on and on and on for days on end? This post is going to be like that because I. Am. Exhausted.

Beyond exhausted, keeping my eyes open is actually quite a feat right now. Not even kidding!

Why? Because I have just had my uni break (only a week, mind you!) and instead of catching up on all the work I promised myself I would, I have been the time of my life.

Hence the exhaustion.

Let’s see now, shall we? There was the visit to Three Williams to kick off the holidays. Back then, I was still like ‘I have a week to do all my assignments and readings, I will be fine!’ – Funny. I didn’t really start working till Saturday…

Jokes, Sunday. As in, two days ago. And now I am writing my post so you can see I have progressed far😛 But anyways

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There was this incredible birthday party where I met up with my best friends from high school and we all went to a giant trampoline fun house. Yes. You heard me right. Crazy isn’t it how fantastic life is? I was so sore the day after, I literally felt 100 years old😛

And then after a bit of a lull, I had my Psychology Ball. The first one the UNSW Psych Org has ever organised!!! If you are friends with me on Facebook, I am sorry I inundated your newsfeed with photos😛

Such an amazing night (Photo Booth crazy anyone?)😀

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What happened yesterday? WELL… I got my first chocolate hangover… I woke up with a clogged up throat and bloodshot eyes. Classic drinking a milkshake at Max Brenners late in the night. Will I ever learn?😉

And THAT is why I am so tired right now. I am not a party animal, I don’t go out every night but when I do, I have a damn good time😀 Consequently of course, I collapse from it all and pretend my life problems are really not there😉

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But as exhausted as I am right now, I think I can muster up some energy to eat this cobbler-crisp style dessert I made only yesterday. It was done, dusted and ready for devouring in only an hour! Why did I make it? Because we are between seasons right now, the fruit it boring. I can’t use peaches or nectarines, yet the mandarins and guavas are also long gone!

This makes me, a certified fruitarian, stuck with apples and pears and bananas. Golly-gee-whiz, how exciting! *Insert hick voice and sarcasm*. This crispish-cobbler (ok, decided right now, going to call it a cobbler) is the only way I could think of making the fruits exciting!

The fruit sticks to the bottom almost cake like!

The fruit sticks to the bottom almost cake like!

But that is not the exciting part of this cobbler, oh not at all my friends! No. This cobbler actually uses a very special ingredient – Wattle Seeds! I received this sample from the wonderful folks over at Australian Wild and was so excited to be able to use a native ingredient!

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Look at that colour, so inviting and earthy! It was such a pungent, strong smell as well and slightly (because of my overactive imagination) transformed my kitchen into the great bushlands of Australia!

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Australian Wild is actually focusing on preserving Australia’s natural and unique biodiversity by promoting a range of native ingredients and having been born here, I am proud to help them with this🙂 To find out more about their fantastic work, check out and sign up for their Kickstarter Campaign, where you can also find more recipes using their delicious ingredients and all about their goal😀

Then, you can introduce yourselves fully to some native herbs and spices by perhaps making this cobbler😀 It was definitely earthier from the wattle seed, so be careful how much you add! But it was deliciously sweet yet light despite the all butter I managed to add into it😛

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Enjoy mes cheris! I am off to fall asleep for a long time! A result of too much fun😉

Apple-Pear Wattle Seed Cobbler

Inspired by: Blahnik Baker

Printable Recipe

Ingredients:

Sweetly Sautéed Fruit:

  • 2 Pink Lady apples (I only used one but it wasn’t enough)
  • 1 large pear (you can use more if you want, but it may not fit in the skillet!)
  • 1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • 50g butter
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon/mixed spice

Cobbler

  • 1 cup plain flour (I had to use self-raising and there was no difference)
  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp Australian Wild Wattle Seed (I ground mine a little more with a mortar and pestle before using it🙂
  • 120g butter, softened

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees C.
  2. Wash, dry, peel and roughly chop up the pear and apples into small, thin pieces. Drizzle with lemon juice till coated through.
  3. In a skillet measuring 16-17cm in diameter, place the pear and apple pieces, the butter, brown sugar and spice.
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  4. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally so the spice, butter and sugar hits all the fruit pieces. Lower heat slightly and then leave to caramelise and release delicious juices for 10-15 minutes (the fruit will be done when it can be pierced with a skewer with little force)
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  5. Move onto the cobbler and in a large bowl combine all of the cobbler’s ingredients. Using your hands (because forks are for the weak!), rub the mixture together till it begins to resemble breadcrumbs. It takes around 7-8 minutes for all the ingredients to combine and for the butter to get small and pebbly enough.
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  6. Spoon topping on top of the sautéed fruit generously, getting all the edges of the skillet. Wrap the skillet’s handle in aluminium foil.
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  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or till the cobbler is golden brown.
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  8. Devour immediately from the oven with vanilla ice cream (or apple pie ice cream!)

Lovely readers – tell me about your native ingredients from all around the world?😀

Until next time mes cheris! I’m off to watch Hairspray… again (only the best movie ever! How can you NOT sing along?)😀

Disclaimer: Go Bake Yourself received this product sample courtesy of Australian Wild. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed about it were honest and her own.

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82 Comments

  1. Pingback: Apple Pear Wattle Seed Cobbler - Australian Wild

  2. viveka says:

    Never hear about wattleseed before, learn something new every day. I love crumbles and cobbler ….. not a pie person, this cobbles just want me to dig into it.

  3. eliotthecat says:

    No exams or partying here….I am just super behind on reading my fave blogs! Remember, all work and no play….(well it seems you do know that—:)). So what is the wattle seed similar to in the spice world???

  4. helene dsouza says:

    Chocolate hangover? haha I want one too
    Sounds like you are ahving the time of your life. Don’t worry you will be fine with the exams.😉

  5. For me, this is more apple crisp than cobbler. I like it very much! My sons would love it! Bookmarked!! All the best with your exams. Phew…you sure have plenty those. I have stopped having exam nightmares long ago already.🙂 I used to do real well at school coming top in many areas of study, but university….I played a lot….and as result exam time was nerve wracking, especially with negative marking. Stupid system that at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. I was studying physiotherapy.

  6. Jenny @ BAKE says:

    it sounds like you are having such a great time! and i have had more than my far shares of eating a whole dessert days after a night out! this cobbler looks incredible, I want some right now!

  7. shenANNAgans says:

    Love the cobbler my lady with the cheeky Aussie touch.🙂 Wattle seeds bring me back to my days in the kitchen, such a popular ingredient. Hope you are surviving lovely one… You sound sooooo busy with school, If I could study or do something for you, I totes would, I can hold flash cards like a pro, make cups of tea pretty snazzy like too.😛 Let me know. Haha! Also, happy to assist with a guest post nowish if you need too. Thinking of you CCU. xox

    • Aaah I am studying but barely and my grades are slipping a bit with everything going on! But it will get better I hope😛
      Flash card me up girl haha thanks for the sympathy🙂
      Thank you so much! I will definitely be emailing you soon!
      Have a fab weekend!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  8. applec says:

    Never heard of a Wattle seed. Interesting. I love cobbler. Since it’s so fruity with just a little crumbly topping, it almost tricks you into thinking you’re eating something healthy.

  9. Barbara says:

    Very interesting. I had to look wattles up because I thought they were a thorny bush….turns out I was nearly right. The dish looks good…would love to know if wattles have a flavor.

  10. omg that looks so good!!! Seems like a nice hearty dessert, with a nice cold scoop of ice cream of course! ^^
    And yes, I told myself I would at least finish one essay in my week of break, but did not get around to it because a group project proved itself more timely and annoying than anticipated, and i feel like i wasted my week .. i mean, at least you had fun!😄

  11. Kim Bultman says:

    Dearest Uru, you are getting sleepy… very sleepy… when I count backwards from 3… 2… 1… your kitchen timer will go off. (!!!) Have another helping of this fab dessert and get some shut-eye, kiddo. xo!🙂

  12. When you need a break after your break, you did well! I have never heard of wattle seeds until today so googling that now as I write. Love this cobbler and sometimes I really enjoy a break away from chocolate every now and then.

  13. Gorgeous looking cobbler! So, what do Wattle Seeds taste like? And what do you use them in besides cobblers?
    Looks like you’ve had a fun time, which is good because you are young, tonnes of time later to become a grown up. I’m still not there myself🙂
    My November is fairly free if you need help with a post. Let me know. Hmmmm…native foods, I think the U.S. has the ruddy pumpkin😦

    • Wattle seeds taste like a mix of roasted coffee and hazel or brazil nuts together🙂 Haha I never want to be completely grown up, I love my life as is😀
      Ooh thank you I shall be emailing you soon!
      Aw no I am sure there are other foods to be proud of in the US – and I personally love pumpkin culture🙂

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  14. This cobbler looks oh so good!!! One of these days I will break down and make myself one with all the apples in my refrigerator. Every week I think about it, but never get around to it!

    I totally know what you mean about having a fun-hangover. I always feel a little rundown when I come back from a break! I think it’s part of acclimating again to your school life.

    • These wattle seeds were roasted so reminded me of coffee and nuts mixed together – very earthy😀
      It was lovely to bake with them for sure! And thank you, I am rested!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  15. Deepa says:

    Yummm……I love crumbly, cobblery things! ! And pears! So good right now! Also it’s been years since I was on a trampoline and I’m a tad jealous🙂 Good luck with exam preps hun!

  16. hotlyspiced says:

    Sounds like you’ve had a wonderful uni break. A bit like my daughter who’s lying on the couch today recovering before having to go back to uni tomorrow. I love how your cobbler has an Aussie touch to it – love the wattle seeds xx

  17. A_Boleyn says:

    I’m very curious about those wattle seeds. Does the taste they impart resemble any spice that would be more familiar to those of us in other parts of the world. The cobbler looks very tasty. I think it’s time to go an have a piece of Irish brick cake with vanilla ice cream.

    • Hmm wattleseed is very earthy and almost has a similar smell to roasted coffee when it is roasted🙂 Mixed with a touch of brazil or hazelnut! Thank you, haha I agree!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

  18. Yummmmmmmmmmmmm. mmmmmmmm. Can I devour? pretty pleeeeease?
    How are you Urvashi? School?
    I actually just found the COOLEST, easiest recipe for Lemon Meringue tea Cakes. they were seriously out of this world & a big hit at a shower. I can share them when you need a guest post in Nov. xx

    • Hello lovely! I would love to send some over to you😀 I am absolutely wonderful and hope you are too! Uni is alright, not my best semester to be honest! But it will get better next year! OMG yes I would LOVE to see that recipe grace my blog, what an incredible idea🙂 I shall email you soon and thank you for offering!

      Cheers
      Choc Chip Uru

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