by Tammy Taylor
Blackberry season is here, so it’s only natural that our thoughts turn to those sweet juicy berries. I like to go out early in the morning when it’s still cool and collect buckets of the delicious berries, of course sampling quite a few as I pick them fresh off the vine.
I’ll bring the rest inside, give them a quick wash and spread them on a towel to dry. If I have more than I can use fresh, I’ll flash-freeze them on a cookie sheet and then place them in a freezer bag. That way they stay separated and I can use my measuring cup to scoop out the frozen berry measurement I need for my recipe.
One of my favorite recipes for blackberries is cobbler. I’d asked my SIL for her recipe years ago & she emailed it to me so it’s the recipe I always use. After a pretty modest supper one night I asked RancherMan if he’d like me to offset the simple-food offerings of the meal with a delicious homemade dessert. Of course he said yes! So I decided to make blackberry cobbler. It’s easy, y’all!
In no time a homemade cobbler was in the oven, and before long the delightful aroma of blackberry goodness was wafting through the house.
Mixing it up was super quick – I placed 1/2 stick of butter in a 6″x8″ casserole dish and placed it in the microwave to melt the butter. In the meantime I mixed 1/2 cup each sugar, self-rising flour and milk. I poured the batter on top of the melted butter, then sprinkled 1-1/2 cups of blackberries on top of the batter, finishing with a sprinkling of 1/4 cup sugar on top of the berries.
(NOTE: This cobbler is even better with DOUBLE the berries, so that’s what I recommend! #dontjudgeme!)
Then I placed the dish in a 350-degree oven for 35 minutes. When the timer went off I sprinkled 2 tablespoons of sugar on top of the cobbler and placed it back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes. And voila – a homemade dessert that can win my man’s heart all over again!
This recipe fits our small family and serves 4 – but it’s easy to double the recipe to accommodate a larger family or even to assure leftovers to enjoy later. If you wanna win your loved ones heart all over again too, my recipe is below.
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Homemade Blackberry Cobbler
- 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter melted
- 3/4 cups plus 2 Tablespoons sugar (divided)
- 1/2 cup self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an approx 6x8 baking dish with butter.
Place 1/2 stick of butter in microwave safe dish. Heat for 30-45 seconds until melted. Pour melted butter into baking dish.
In medium bowl whisk 1/2 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup SELF-RISING flour and 1/2 cup milk. Rinse the blackberries and pat them dry
Pour the batter into the baking dish. Sprinkle the berries evenly over the top of the batter. Sprinkle ¼ cup sugar over the blackberries
Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. When 10 minutes of cooking time remains, sprinkle the remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar or cinnamon over the top and return to oven to complete baking time.
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