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Blackberry Cobbler Recipes for Berry Season

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Blackberry Cobbler

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:

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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!

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