Combine meal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a cold large mixing bowl and stir with a whisk or fork. Add grated butter. Using your hands, a pastry cutter, two forks, or a small knife, cut the butter into the dry ingredients. It should look like a bowl full of small peas. Combine buttermilk and sugar. Add buttermilk mixture and stir 3-4 times until dough comes together. It should be slightly sticky. Add just a bit more buttermilk if needed.
Use two spoons or a ¼ cup to drop the batter onto the fruit mixture. Place your skillet or pie plate on a line bake pan just in case some of your filling bubbles over and escapes. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.