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.  =) 


Louise said...

I know it is delicious, and it DOES too look good! Just wish I was there to get a taste...a BIG taste, ha ha. I have a suggestion. To save money on electricity, figure out the right amounts of everything and put it all cold in the pan and cook it in the oven until the crust is brown. No need to boil it first. Mama used to do that. She would put in the washed berries, sprinkle them with the sugar, add a little water, then put on the crust. (Only she rolled out her crust and cut into strips.) Then she would put pats of cold butter on top of it all and last she'd sprinkle a little sugar over all the top. No lemon, orange juice, etc. I've also made fruit cobblers using a bought frozen crust. Just let it thaw a bit and cut it in strips. I'm for saving money, electricity, ingredients, calories, and time. Good trick if you can do them all at once. Yeah, I wish!

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Smiley :) said...

G'day Marty! There's nothing more delicious than a homemade , fresh berries cobbler! It just embraces the goodness of, if I may, ...Mmmmmmmmm. God bless your hands! catch you next time! :) Lina from Down Under.

Marty said...

Thank you, Lina!
I remember you! =) You commented on my Biology post about the Cell. =)

Missy said...

Hi Marty! I just discovered you have this blog. I've followed your other blogs for a few years now, but never knew you had this one.

I read Louise's comment and wanted to say I agree with her suggestion. I make a blueberry cobbler that is very simple and I don't cook the berries first. I put my berries in the baking dish frozen (of course I rinse them first because we freeze fresh picked and never rinse them until we use them). Then I pour a little pineapple juice over them - probably not more than 2-3 TBS. Pour a dry cake mix over the berries, and cover the top with slices of butter (one stick). It bakes until the top is lightly browned (400 degrees).

Marty Sahm said...

Missy, that sounds simple and delicious! I will definitely be trying it that way! =)