Blackberries

I love picking wild Blackberries along side of our country roads. Here is a recipe to use all those tasty berries that ya’ll pick.

BLACKBERRY COBBLER:

3 cups fresh blackberries or 2 (16 oz.) pkg. frozen blackberries, thawed
3/4 cups sugar
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups water
1 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. butter, melted
crust (recipe below)

Place berries in a lightly greased shallow 2 quart baking dish. Combine sugar and flour; stir in water and lemon juice. Pour mixture over berries and bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.

Place crust over hot berries; brush with butter. Bake at 425 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.

CRUST:

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
2-3 tbsp. sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup buttermilk

Combine first 4 ingredients. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal; stir in whipping cream and buttermilk. Knead dough 4-5 times; roll out on a lightly floured surface. Cut dough to fit baking dish.

Hope ya’ll enjoy this as much a we do.

See ya’ll soon.