Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Blackberry (well, any berry) Cobbler

The weekend before we left for Germany, Kevin, Rosalie, and I went for a walk. On our walk we came across an empty Italian home that had blackberry bushes growing wild out through the fence. We decided to pick some. We ended up picking A LOT lol. We knew we would never eat them in one day, so we decided to freeze them and I would make something yummy when we got back from Germany. I must say this Cobbler was ohhh soooo yummy. Kevin loved the cobbler part, but he decided he doesn't like the grittiness of blackberries. I'm going to try it again with a different berry, preferably blue. I have no doubt in my mind that this will taste delicious with any type of berry or fruit!

Blackberry Cobbler

1/2c butter + 1/4c butter
1 1/2 c self rising flour. I DID NOT have this, so I substituted with 1 1/2c all purpose + 1/4 teas salt + 2 1/4teas baking powder = perfect.
1/3c milk
1 c water
2 tbls sugar
4 cups of blackberries (cleaned)

  • Melt 1/4c butter and pour into a baking pan. (i used a large corningware dish and it worked out perfectly. Unfortunately after the cobbler was all gone and i was washing it, I accidentally dropped it and broke it. danggggggg. Now what I am going to use for my cobbler?!??!?!) You aren't going to want a very large pan, but something some what deep.
  • Set the buttery dish aside.
  • Place flour (or flour combination as I had to make) in a bowl. Cut 1/2c butter in until fine crumbs. It is much easier to cut the butter in when it is softened. (don't you dare soften it with a the microwave! Let it soften naturally!!!)
  • Add 1/3 c of milk
  • In a small saucepan heat 2 tbls sugar and 1 c of water until sugar melts.
  • Split your dough mixture in half. Lay half of it onto the butter pan and work it out til it touches the sides.
  • Spread berries onto dough.
  • Sprinkle berries with some cinnamon. (However much you like!)
  • Place the other half dough on top of berries and cinnamon. Work it until it touches the sides. Be very careful not to smash your berries!
  • Sprinkle top with cinnamon.
  • Pour water and sugar mixture over the top. I know what you're thinking OMG this is a mess! It's going to look like a water logged mess, but trust me, it will bake beautifully!!!
  • Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.
  • Remove and sprinkle with sugar and return to oven for 15 more minutes or until nice and golden brown!
  • Serve warm with icecream and or cool whip! When eating it after it has set, pop it in the microwave for about 15 secs.. PERFECT!


  1. ohhh with cool whip and ice cream it was most certainly heavenly! lol