Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Blackberry Cobbler

Summer is upon us, and to me, that means berries!!!  This week we picked up some blackberries at our local farm and I was so excited to try making a cobbler.  We don't often have desserts other than fresh fruit, so this was a real treat.  My hubby said it is one of the best desserts I have ever made!  I even decided to make my first-ever batch of vanilla ice cream.  What could be better?!?

This cobbler was so wonderful.  I'm sure it could easily be adapted to accommodate a wide variety of fresh berries you may have locally available to you.  I was really shocked at how easy it was to prepare!  I actually baked it while we were eating dinner so we were able to enjoy it fresh out of the oven for dessert.  Give it a try.  You will not be disappointed!!

1 C flour
1 1/2 C sugar, divided
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp cold butter
1/4 C boiling water
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 C cold water
1 Tbsp lemon juice
4 C fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, 1/2 C sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir in boiling water until mixture is just evenly moist.
  3. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in cold water.  Mix in remaining 1 C sugar, lemon juice, and blackberries.  Transfer to a skillet and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
  4. Transfer berries into a baking dish (8x8 or individual ramekins).  Drop dough on top of the berries by the spoonful.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until dough is golden brown.  Serve warm with ice cream.

Adapted from Amanda Lyneal
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  1. Cobbler!!! I haven't had one in forever. This looks wonderful! Cobblers are so good, I'm going to have to try this one!!

  2. That looks fabulous, thanks for sharing the recipe at this weeks Foodie Friends Friday link party, be sure to link the recipe to us and come back on Sunday to vote!
    Dawn a host for FFF and fellow blogger http://spatulasonparade.blogspot.com