Sunday, February 27, 2011

Traditional blackberry cobbler recipe

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I only need three words to describe this traditional southern blackberry cobbler:
  1. Easy
  2. Decadent
  3. Delicious
Thanks to Nathalie Dupree, doyenne of American southern cooking, for sharing this recipe with her Facebook friends (of which I am lucky to be one). When you read the recipe, you'll understand why "decadent" is one of three words, despite the fact that this is a fruit-based dessert. Hint: Decadent = BUTTER.

Traditional blackberry cobbler
  • 2 cups blackberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter
  • 1 cup self-rising flour (or 1 cup all-purpose flour plus 1/2 tsp baking powder)
  • 1 cup milk
Toss the blackberries with the sugar in a large bowl. Let sit 30 minutes.

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Put the butter in an 8-inch square baking dish and stick the dish in the oven. While the butter melts, whisk together the flour and milk in another bowl, plus any juice that's come out of the berries.

When the butter is melted and bubbling, remove the pan from the oven. Pour the flour mixture over the butter - do not stir. Pour the sugared berries on top of the batter, again without stirring. Return the pan to the oven and bake 30-40 minutes, until the cobbler is bubbling and the juices threaten to escape the pan at any moment. If you're thinking ahead and you hate cleaning your oven as much as I do, put a piece of foil on the rack under the cobbler, just in case the juices succeed.

Cool 15 minutes in the pan before serving. Whipped cream is always welcome on top of blackberry cobbler.


Rhonda said...

Wow, looks incredible, the only thing that could make it better? Ice Cream!

Anonymous said...

This is my favorite dessert. We made my grandma's recipe a few weekend's ago, but I have to say, this recipe looks incredible!

~ Chef Louise said...

you are right, i love simple recipes like this. who cares about the butter! basic whole ingredients make the best desserts.

great to see you
Chef Louise

Monet said...

Butter always does the trick! Now I just need a carton of ice cream to go along with this! Thanks for sharing, sweet woman. I hope you have a great Wednesday. Happy Hump Day!

Sandee said...

Made a cobbler over the weekend that turned out great! Used frozen blueberries and frozen strawberries together because I was cleaning out the freezer. Added a crumble topping made with flour, brown sugar, oatmeal, butter and cinnamon. Doubled the topping because that's the best part! Came out perfectly yummy but wished I had some vanilla ice cream with it instead of Cool Whip.

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