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Cooking with Kyle: Fresh, delicious strawberry cobbler

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OKLAHOMA CITY- It feels like summer, so now is the time to take advantage of having fresh fruit at every corner.

3 cups fresh strawberries, diced
½-3/4 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
1 cup milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 stick butter, melted

Optional Banana Glaze:
Whisk together 1 C powdered sugar, 2 T milk, 1/2 t vanilla. Slice 1 or 2 ripe bananas. Toss in mixture. Serve over cobbler.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a medium bowl, add strawberries and ¾ cup sugar.
Stir to coat strawberries in sugar and set aside.

In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add in milk, vanilla extract and melted butter.
Stir until combined. A few lumps are ok.

Grease a 9-inch casserole dish. Pour batter evenly into dish.

Spoon strawberries evenly on top of batter. Do NOT stir.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream

OR: Serve either hot or cold with the banana glaze.