Monday, May 16, 2011

Hope you had a berry happy weekend...(Tattoo dresser update, too!)

We did!

My blackberries are producing like crazy.

The two oldest Grands took them door to door in our cul-de-sac to raise money for camp!




Today, I picked a whole bowl full and then made the best blackberry/raspberry cobbler with them! It was a really unusual recipe and I was unsure if it was going to turn out...but...WOW! I'll post the recipe at the very, very end of my picture laden block post today for you to try!







AND...although, I didn't finish the dresser, I'm moving right along. I have one side to finish painting and then I am going to glaze over the painting areas and antique them a bit to knock the color down a little bit and give it dimension. But here's where I'm at now!




...and that's my Monday update! I have some funny little kid stories but this post is too long as it is, sooooo...

If you want to have a berry happy week, make this cobbler. For serious.

BLACKBERRY COBBLER

3 cups fresh blackberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted (one stick)
Ice cream

Stir together blackberries and sugar. Let stand for 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 375.

In a large bowl stir together flour, baking powder, salt and milk. Stir in melted butter JUST until blended. Do NOT overmix the batter. Just handle it gently and as little as possible.

Spread batter into an UNGREASED square 8 inch pan.

Spoon fruit mixture over top.

Make 45 - 55 minutes at 375 until dough rises and is golden brown. Serve warm.

WHAT I DID: I doubled everything and made a 13 x 9 pan but it was over-full and dripped all over my oven. I didn't have quite enough blackberries to double the recipe, so I used 4 cups of fresh blackberries and 2 small containers of red raspberries. I'm tellin' ya. This is the best berry cobbler I have ever made.

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55 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The dresser is coming along nicely! Your cobbler sounds great, might just give it a try:@)

Karen S. said...

looks like a great day for going door to door as they happily trail off...nice photo! The cobbler in all stages looks sooooo yummy! We didn't have that yummy of a treat but we had a sleep-over Saturday night with two of our grandbabies and it was How To Train Your Dragon about 3 times! I'm gonna try that recipe, thanks!

vivian said...

that cobbler looks sooo good! I wish it was berry season here! but not for another month... oh well, it'll get here.. well, it if ever stops raining!!
have a great week
vivian

Jocelyn said...

I adore your posts!!!!! Wow that cobbler looks YUMMY!!!! I have to try it out!!! Thank you for the recipe!!!!

The grands are just precious!!!

OK.....you are so super talented...I love what you have done with the dresser!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it's AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love ya girlie...have a Fabby week and I can't wait until tomorrow for another Chapter!!!

5thsister said...

Jenny...just how do you do it? You cook, care for grandkids, refinish furniture, blog, respond to blogs, and a myriad of other things! May I have some of your energy please? It takes me a week to finish laundry only to begin again!

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

we grow blackberries too.....and I sent your recipe to Stu. That's it for rhyme time Monday.....Okay?!

Wanda..... said...

I would buy the berries from the sweet girls!

Blackberry crisp and cobblers are my most favorite dessert, so I know it was goooooddddd! The blackberry blooms are just starting to develope here, but I have one bag in the freezer from last year's crop!

Ames said...

Can I come eat at your house? Boy does that cobbler look um..mm..good! Is it that hard to grow the black berrys? I saw them in the seed and plant catalog but wasn't sure.
Wow on the tat chest. Wow! That is so awesome looking. You really are talented.~Ames

La Petite Gallery said...

I just copied that recipe, looks devine. Blackberries are on sale this week.
I wish I could tackle a piece
of furniture and it would come out so great. Did you have a pattern?

You are an amaizing Lady.

yvonne

Jemm said...

Your blackberries look amazing. Yum!

Are you hand painting that dresser? WOW! That is also amazing!

Theresa said...

YUMM to the cobbler and ARE YOU ACTUALLY PAINTING THAT DRESSER YOURSELF? It is beautiful! Have a blessed Monday dear Jenny! HUGS!

Deb said...

a berry good post....have a berry good week...

summersundays-jw said...

Wish I lived on your cul-de-sac -- I sure would have bought berries from those adorable little girls. We'll have to wait a few weeks in this part of the country but think I'll have to try your recipe.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I hope they sold boxes and boxes of them. The dresser look wonderful!

jeff campbell said...

I so love berry cobblers...we have tons of blackberries on our farm, and can pick organic blueberries near our house...Peace and blessings my friend...

Red Couch Recipes said...

I would have a hard time resisting buying from those darling girls. The cobbler and the dresser (that is something else) look wonderful. Joni

J. Kwiatkowski-Schuler said...

Yum, I love blackberries. We used to have tons of wild blackberry bushes where I grew up. The cobbler looks delicious! And the dresser looks awesome!

La said...

Great job on the dresser, Jenny! I have to admit I wasn't sure about the project, but now that I see it coming together, I really like it A LOT.

The cobbler looks AMAZING! Have a berry good week! La

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The cobbler sounds amazing! I love how the dresser is looking. You are so talented Jenny! hugs, Linda

Pondside said...

That dresser is looking good - is Mr Jenny out shopping for more pieces for you yet?
Jenny, you have more energy than anyone out there! Here I am feeling tired at the thought of work, and you pack more into a day than I ever will.

Vicki aka Jake said...

YUM! Gonna try it:) Need to let you know my D post for Alphabethursday was NOT on my blog more than a few hours till I came home from CO and realized it wasn't posted. Blogger uglies on the 13th I suppose. Anyway, I posted it again but it was too late to re do it on the linky. Stop by and see....

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I have been looking for a good cobbler recipe since my husband's grandma passed away without any of us learning how to make hers! Thanks for sharing as this looks WONDERFUL!

Dazee Dreamer said...

Wow. I'm usually not into berries, but those in the bowl with the cream, oh my. I think I would totally eat those.

The dresser is looking so awesome. great job.

I had company this weekend so I didn't get to the saturday centus. I haven't stopped, just took a week off. :)

Keri said...

Your dresser is looking so cute! I may have to find something around my house that needs sprucing up... I'm a bit jealous of your blackberries too. I planted some raspberries and the bushes are almost 6 inches tall. I am not a patient gardener.

the 'Trees said...

Wow! If I still lived in Arizona, I'd drive up and buy some berries from the girls so I could make that cobbler! YUM!!!
The dresser is looking AWESOME! Where are you going to put it when it's done? (Can't remember if you already said.)

Amy said...

Miss Jenny - This is the Southern way to make cobbler! That's how I do it. It's more of a bread than a crust. I actually do it both ways because my hubs loves the crusty kind, but I grew up on the bready kind. And though your cobbler looks devine I could never eat it because I have Sauce Bernaise (sp?) syndrome when it comes to black berry cobbler because I puked it up when I was a little kid! LOL
Too much info? Thought so! I've had lots of coffee this morning.

Julia and Riley are dolls. Hope they raise money for their camp!

Jo said...

Love the dresser!WOW!
And I could eat that entire pan of blackberry cobbler,love it!
So sweet the gran's can pick and sale berries for camp!
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

Trudy said...

Jenny, your post brought back fond memories!
My son is now 25 but when he was much smaller he and his cousins picked wild berries at our home and I made it into a cobbler similar to yours.
I didn't really think much of it at the time but several years later we had moved to a new home and my son took his friend for a walk in the back acreage. They came back with tons of wild berries and My son asked if I'd make a cobbler like I had done years before.

Okay so it was a moment of pride but anyhow , Lots of warm memories too.

Have a grand week,
Blessings, Trudy
P.S. I'll be opening an Etsy soon! Sooo Stay in touch!!!

Unprocessed1 said...

You never cease to amaze me, girlfriend!

So glad you had a good weekend!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

your cutie-pie-red-headed-Grands rock!

And so do Cobblers/Crisps!

I even have a Gluten Free recipe, for myself and my Daughter-in-law who has gone GF too. :-)

~♥~

NatureGirl said...

That is looking great! Cannot wait to see the finished product...also cannot wait for my blackberries and raspberries to come on! Yummy...

Judie said...

I saved this recipe to make next weekend when I allow myself a dessert! Thanks, Jenny! It really looks delicious!!

Sue said...

Oh, wow! The cobbler is to die for, and so is the dresser.

I wish you lived in my neighborhood so I could buy some of those berries!

=)

Terra said...

Wow that cobbler looks amazing and so does the dresser...can I say JEALOUS.... ridiculously jealous....

"Alone again.... naturally!" said...

That dresser is turning into a real treasure!! The cobbler looks pretty darn good too....have a great week Jenny!

Leovi said...

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Cathy Kennedy said...

The cobbler looks delicious! I can't wait to see your finished dresser.

Cathy Kennedy, Children's Author
The Tale of Ole Green Eyes

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Ms. A said...

Loving the dresser! That's the cobbler recipe I use and we love it!

Flat Creek Farm said...

Firstly, your Grands are adorable :) Secondly, the dresser is awesome! Thirdly, that cobbler sounds and looks to-die-for good. My dear late MIL made what she called "kuchen" out of apples or berries or peaches or whatever fruit she could get hold of. It was very similar to this recipe. Love it!! Have a great week, Dear Jenny!!
-Tammy

Willoughby said...

I don't know which I love more, the cobbler or the dresser! They're both beautiful, but I think the cobbler probably tastes better.

The girls look so cute with their basket of berries! I imagine they sold out in no time!

H said...

The dresser is looking good. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Amy said...

Yay! I am back finally! That cobbler looks so good my mouth is drooling. Sadly I have given up sugar until my birthday, so I am going to miss out on all the fun summer treats. Sigh. And your dresser looks wonderful!

Madge said...

That dresser is beautiful. I love anything tattoo'd.

Tina said...

Oh Jenny, how I've missed you! Life is crazy, but Life is Good! I LOVE what you're doing to the dresser, that is simply amazing! Your berry cobbler looks mighty tempting...but sigh, this hypoglycemic girl will have to pass...
Tina @ Life is Good

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Oh my, oh my...I'm dieting and I am saving this for when I'm all thin and cute again. Well, that would mean never...how about for when I give up and just eat normal again!

I'm really loving watching this dresser transformation. I would never have the skill or the patience to do anything like this. It is gorgeous.

Allie said...

jenny,
i love the dresser, and the reds of course. will call you tomorrow.
allie

Lourie said...

That dresser is looking awesome!!! And as for the cobbler....well I am seriously drooling right now!

Stef said...

OKay, this post is not helping me in my commitment to NOT eat anything after 7pm. Now I am starving. But only for your cobbler. Yummy!!
And your dresser is great!

jabblog said...

Your cobbler looks scrumptious and I LOVE your dresser - so pretty:-)

GardenofDaisies said...

Jenny, Your dresser is amazing! You are such an artist!!! I need to make this cobbler! Today!! Y.U.M. It looks scrumptious! And who would be able to resist purchasing berries from those little cutie pies? I bet they raised some decent money!!

Jayne Martin said...

You should be sending them door-to-door with that cobbler. They'd make enough to pay for college!

The dresser is amazing.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Jenny that dresser is absolutely amazing! You could make a fortune doing this as a lioving as I think customer would line up to buy such a beautiful hnad painted piece such as this --I know I would!

My husband and I LOVE blackberries and we buy them whenever we see them for sale at Costco. Getting three cups full would be hard to find but if I ever do I'll e-mail your for this recipe --it looks amazing! You are so lucky to have an abundance of fresh citrus and berries, etc, that grow right in your own yard!

Hugs, Pat

MaƱana Mama said...

That looks like AWESOME cobbler, wow! Cute grandkids - and lucky neighbours - I wish I had a blackberry bush in the backyard too :)

Serline said...

Absolutely berrylicious! Wish I could send Narelle there... she can eat them almost as fast as you can pick them ;-P

Tina said...

oh my goodness that looks sooooo tasty. wanna be my personal chef!?