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.
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)
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.