Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler

Blackberry Cobbler

No matter what season it is I tend to say it's my favorite. I guess you could call me fickle that way, but you could also say I'm always happy with the weather. I don't hate the coldness of winter, and I don't hate the hotness of summer. I love watching the leaves change color in the fall, and I love watching the flowers bloom in the spring. I don't mind rain or snow (but I do hate ice, which we get a lot of in North Carolina.) And right now I'm in love with summer. I'm in love with its squash and zucchini; its limas and green peppers; its cucumbers and tomatoes; and I'm especially in love with its fruit.

It's blackberry season - my favorite fruit every summer. I love strawberries, and I adore peaches, but when the weather turns warm and beach season rolls around I want blackberries. I want the pop of tiny seeds between my teeth, purple-stained fingertips, and the view of tiny, shiny globes that make up big, fat, summery blackberries on my countertops. Blackberries taste of warm summer mornings. They taste of home cooking. Of course I love them; they taste of summer.

And summer is, afterall, my favorite time of the year.

Blackberry Cobbler

Old-Fashioned Blackberry Cobbler
By Confabulation in the Kitchen
Serves 6 to 8
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Ingredients
2 cups fresh blackberries
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup milk
1/2 cup salted butter, melted

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a large bowl, gently combine fruit and half cup sugar.
3. In a separate bowl, whisk remaining half cup sugar, flour, baking powder and milk.
4. Pour melted butter into a 1.5 quart casserole dish. Pour in milk mixture but do not stir. Add fruit, but do not stir. Bake 1 hour. Serve warm or at room temperature, and alone or gild that lily with some vanilla ice cream, you know, "to cut the sweetness." (Name that movie, anyone?)

12 comments:

  1. Abby, ur my mom, kinda girll..she is like u in terms that she doesn't hate any weather.

    Love that cobbler. YUM!

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  2. This sounds so good!! I love cobbler but I've never tried a blackberry one so you've inspired me! Great pictures!

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  3. We were just discussing blackberries today at work! I love cobbler of any kind, but blackberry cobbler makes me think of my grandma who made a great one. This is a beautiful creation.

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  4. Abby, your photos are spectacular. What a great talent you have and your cobbler looks delicious also.
    Thanks for stopping by my kitchen. It gave me a chance to meet you and find your beautiful blog. Tar heels have to stick together. I'll be back for more of your delicious recipes soon.
    Sam

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  5. YUM! Looks like the perfect end to a summer meal on the back deck. At risk of messing up perfection, would this possibly work well with other fruits?

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  6. Okay, Abby...an hour ago I hope over to check out what you've made recently and what do I see? Blackberry Cobbler. Guess what my honey (& kids) brought me back from NC today? Blackberries! Picked this morning from his Dad's bushes. He brought me back 3 of the two quart baggies filled. Let's make this a guessing game and tell me what is baking up so lovely in my oven? Your cobbler, blackberry cobbler! And yes, it will be topped with vanilla ice cream. MMMM, can't wait to give it a try. Just 25 more minutes.
    ~ingrid

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  7. Oh this cobbler looks absolutely fantastic. Id love some with ice cream on.

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  8. Abby, it was awesome! All FIVE of us loved it. Mine didn't look like your photo though.

    The only teeny tiny change I would make is to cut back on the sugar. Or better yet taste the berries before adding the sugar. I think mine were very sweet and didn't need much.

    Thanks again!
    ~ingrid

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  9. I have never eaten a blackberry cobbler. They are so expensive to buy here that it is a fruit that I often pass by. This does look fantastic, and I would so love to have a nice juicy portion of this!! I may have to break the bank, so to speak, and make this.

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  10. Truvy made this statement on STEEL MAGNOLIAS..

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  11. Just found this recipe this afternoon, had some berries that were too tart to eat, and made this cobbler w/ them. It was an amazingly fast recipe, seriously like 10 minutes to make it. Baked it for 50 minutes and it looked decadent. Just had it w/ the required ice cream and it did not disappoint. Thank you for the recipe.

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  12. I'm making this tomorrow, got my berries ready, it sounds great, can't wait to try it!

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