Last week we had our Granddaughter, Anna, visiting us and she spotted Blackberries in the grocery store. "Oh Grammy, I really like Blackberries. Dad makes cobbler for us on the 4th of July. Can we make some?" Well, that brought back so many memories, how could I refuse. I pulled out my trusty file and found my recipe for Cobbler. I make my cobbler using a sweet drop biscuit on top. I hope this recipe brings some old, or maybe some new memories to mind for you.
3 cups Blackberries, with juice
3/4 to 1 cup Sugar (depending on tartness of berries)
1 tablespoon Cornstarch
1 cup Water
Combine Sugar and Cornstarch in a small sauce pan. Stir in the Water and bring to a boil. Stir and boil for 1 minute. Pour over the fruit in a deep baking dish (deepness allows for the bubbling juices). I used a 10” glass pie plate.
2 cups Flour
2 tablespoons Sugar
3 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/3 cup Shortening or Unsalted Butter
1 cup Milk
Combine all of the dry ingredients. Combine in the Shortening, using your hands, a fork or a pastry cutter, until the ingredients are like coarse crumbs. Make a ‘hole’ in the dry ingredients. Pour in the Milk . Stir everything together just until it all comes together in a dough. Don’t over stir! The dough will be a little sticky. Drop with tablespoon on top of berries - like drop biscuits. Put a foil lined cookie sheet under the baking dish, it will catch any juice that may bubble over. Sprinkle Granulated Sugar lightly over the biscuits - I like to sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar over mine. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes or until light brown. Don't over bake!
Makes 12 servings
Serve warm, with ice cream.
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