Monday, June 28, 2010

Juicy Blackberry Cobbler

We have blackberries growing all alongside our driveway!  So I had to make a cobbler.

For the cobbler:
  • 3 pt. fresh blackberries
  • 2 T. butter
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1¼ c. water or 7-Up (I used water)
  • 1 T. lemon juice (I had about ¼ t. in one of those little packs you get in a restaurant, haha!)
  • ¼ c. orange juice (I didn't have any)
  • 2 c. sifted, self-rising flour
  • ¼ c. sugar
  • 2 c. water (my MIL had written in 2 c. so I tried that the second time, and the bread part was much better.)
(ok, it tastes better than it looks!)
Put all into a pot on medium, and get hot.  (my pot is large - I made a double recipe)  Then simmer on low for about 10-15 minutes, getting the sugar into the berries.  Mix the flour mixture thoroughly with a whisk, getting out all lumps.
Then mix about ½ 1 c. of the flour mixture into the berry mixture in the pot, before pouring into a 9x13 casserole dish.
With a large spoon, carefully spoon the flour mixture onto the berry mixture.
Bake on 375° for around 45 minutes?  The recipe didn't say, and I missed hearing my timer.  So I'm not sure how long it baked!
The recipe says when it is slightly brown, to remove from oven and add pats of butter, then bake around 15 more minutes.  I missed that, too, but it's still good!  =)
It was more "liquidy" than I realized it would be, but it did thicken up somewhat.  Still juicy, tho!  =)
I made 2 smaller ones for two of my sisters-in-law.  I'll have to get the rest of ya next time!  =)
ETA: The second time, I cooked it on the stovetop for only 5 - 10 minutes, and mixed in 1 c. of the flour mixture.  It thickened up better, but still is a juicy cobbler.  I used the 7-Up, and correct amount of juices, but didn't see a difference in the taste. The bread/topping was much better tho, since I increased the amount of water.
This time, I got to give some to my parents, Travis' parents, and my other sisters-in-law.  =)