Blackberry Cobbler -
When I was growing up, my Granny lived out in the country on a farm in Emanuel County, Georgia. My brother and I would go stay a few days while we were on summer break from school. One of my favorite things to do was to ride the four wheelers up and down the dirt roads and around the fields on a mission to find the biggest, juiciest blackberries we could find (all while avoiding snakes in the "snakey" high grass-lol). We would pick a bunch of them and Granny would cook us a cobbler or make homemade jelly for us, once she had enough. Still to this day I savor the thought of making blackberry cobbler and eating it served steaming hot topped with vanilla ice cream. Makes me homesick for days of my youth, oh those were the carefree days....... If you long for carefree days of your childhood, I urge you to try this and let it take you back. Hope you enjoy smashing the plump juicy blackberries between your tongue and the roof of your mouth. Don't forget to look at your tongue in the mirror -- it is sure to have a purple stain (I know I'm not the only one impressed by this as a child). Enjoy!
- 3 cups fresh blackberries, can used frozen ones (thaw and drain well)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1 stick melted butter or margarine
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium bowl combine the blackberries and sugar. Let it sit aside for 20 minutes.
- In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and milk. Stir in the melted butter.
- Spray a 8x8 square pan with cooking spray. Pour the flour mixture in the pan and cover the bottom.
- Spoon the berries over the flour.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes. Serve hot with vanilla ice cream. It is awesome!