Saturday, August 11, 2012

Blackberry Cobbler

A few weeks ago, our friends sent us home with lots of blackberries from their garden. The blackberries are very sour and they really only taste good with gobs and gobs of sugar on top of them. The only person I know who can handle the sour berries is my friend's toddler son, who loves eating the unripe berries off of the bush!

My friend recommended a cobbler recipe to me. He said he served it to his family and that they all devoured it within minutes. I was sent home with enough blackberries to make two cobblers, which was great since Amy, Doug & the kids were in town.

The cobblers were delicious. I think it is perfect warm from the oven, but others seemed to think it tasted best after it had fully cooled. You can eat it plain or you can top it with a dollop of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream! I hope you enjoy the blackberry cobbler as much as we did.

Recipe for Blackberry Cobbler

For the berries:
2 1/4 cups of fresh blackberries
1 cup of granulated sugar
For the batter:
1 cup of all-purpose flour
2 tsp. of baking powder
1/2 tsp. of salt
1 Tbsp. of granulated sugar 
1 cup of milk (2% or whole)
1 stick of unsalted butter, melted

Put the blackberries in a medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle the 1 cup of sugar over the berries and toss very gently. Let the berries and sugar sit at room temperature for about 25 minutes.

After the berries have sat for about 15 minutes, stir together the flour, baking powder, salt, 1 Tbsp. of sugar, and milk. Add in the melted butter. Whisk the ingredients together until they are well blended. 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Pour the batter into an 8" x 8" baking pan (do not grease the pan) and spread evenly. Spoon the blackberry and sugar mixture in even drops on top of the batter.

Bake for about 50 minutes or until the dough has risen. It should be golden-brown in color. Let the cobbler cool for about 15 minutes, then cut into evenly sized squares. Can be served for breakfast or dessert! Enjoy. 

Recipe Adapted from: Betty Crocker

*If you like this blackberry cobbler recipe, I think you will also like this recipe for blueberry buckle.*

NOTE: Joseph sent me home with more blackberries last weekend! Instead of baking with them, I made a tasty blackberry limeade. That recipe will be shared soon!