Soon berries will ripen and early summer will be the time to pull out blackberry cobbler recipes and other berry dishes. In the meantime, try this old-fashioned blackberry cobbler recipe from scratch:
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 cups blackberries, picked over, rinsed & drained
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons butter, cold, cut in small pieces
1/4 cup boiling water
In a large bowl, stir together the cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water until cornstarch is completely dissolved. Add 1 cup sugar, lemon juice, and blackberries; combine gently. Transfer to a cast iron skillet, about 8-inch. In a bowl, combine the flour, remaining sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1/4 cup boiling water and stir the mixture just until it a soft dough is formed. Bring the blackberry mixture to a boil, stirring. Drop spoonfuls of the dough carefully onto the boiling mixture, and bake the cobbler on a baking sheet (line with foil to avoid a mess) in the middle of a preheated 400° oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until the topping is golden. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
For easy blackberry cobbler, cheat a little with a store bought package of blackberry muffin mix combined with ¾ cup milk. Spoon into the bottom of a greased pan. Use the same technique for preparing the blackberries as above – only use a package of frozen blackberries!
You might also enjoy looking at recipes in these great cookbooks!
- The Cobbler Crusade: Bringing An Old-fashioned Dish To Modern Cooks
- Rustic Fruit Desserts: Crumbles, Buckles, Cobblers, Pandowdies, and More
- Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies
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