The other day my daddy brought home a pint jar of blackberries that he picked off our land in Alabama. He wondered if we might be interested in making either blackberry jam or cobbler as a treat....especially since they DID come off our land!
I didn't really know if we had enough berries to work with and I wasn't keen on trying the jam (for that amount of berries anyway). I'm hearing all sorts of stories about making jam! If you haven't read it yet...check Cora out on her blog, Hidden Riches in Secret Places, for her funny jam story! So...I decided it would be a cobbler with these blackberries providing we had enough to make one!
So..I asked the lovely Lea of Farmhouse Blessings if she had a good recipe.....a simple recipe for making a cobbler for this pint jar of blackberries. I knew if anybody had a good one, she would! She came to my rescue! Thanks so much Lea! Here's her recipe (in her words exactly):
Here is a quick little recipe for using those berries:
1 C self rising flour
1 C sugar
1 C milk
3/4 stick butter
1 tsp vanilla
Melt butter and place in 2 qt. baking dish. Mix flour, sugar and milk in separate bowl. Beat until well mixed. Pour over melted butter. Do NOT stir. Add fruit. Do NOT stir.
Bake at 350 until crust rises and browns.
Very simple but very yummy!
This afternoon I made the little cobbler. I wanted my dad to have a taste before he left to go out of town on his fishing trip later this afternoon.
Here's the cobbler fresh from the oven:
Daddy stopped by right after work (that's why he's still all in uniform) and gave it a taste test with good ole melted butter on top:
He gave it a thumbs up! He had two pieces before he left, so he really did like it alot! I did too! Thanks so much, Lea, for giving me this quick, easy recipe!
It's exciting and gratifying to take something that is grown on our land (or even better that we grow) and make something from it that's yummy to eat! We're hoping to have a garden next year...but for now I'm happy with this simple little blackberry cobbler......