Monday, September 20, 2010

Rockin' the Cobbler, Blackberry Style

Grandma Georgia has been picking blackberries from the same lady for the last 20 years. I finally got to come along and meet her "supplier." I'm pretty stoked to have an "in" with the blackberry lady. So what do you do with seventeen pounds of blackberries (or are they marionberries? There is some confusion on this).

After my mom and I made four batches of jam and canned it, I had to find something to do with the last four cups of berries. 

It was a real hardship, I tell you.

Because I was forced to Google "blackberry desserts" and then I had no choice but to make this cobbler recipe.  

Which may not photograph well, but no one cared because we were too busy crying tears of tastebud joy. Greyson helped, and got all the credit, because it was super simple. Just a note: if you don't have self-rising flour like me, just use 1/2 tsp salt and 1-1/2 tsp baking powder for EACH cup of flour. I also added a little cinnamon and vanilla. 

Make sure you have some cold creamy vanilla ice cream to scoop on top. 

You can also take a photo of your dessert sitting in front of your freshly made jars of jam. Because it makes you feel like a rockstar, that's why.

If you serve this dessert to your children, make sure you have an assistant on hand to help wrestle the sugar high out of them. 

This is an important step. Don't skip it.

And remember, this dessert is also good cold right out of the fridge. Plates and utensils are not necessary. Just grab a hunk and hide in the pantry so you don't have to share.


  1. That looks so good. I might try making some jam this year. There's always a first for everything. :)

  2. I like that last step! We got 4 blackberries this year! I am pretty sure there were more but I keep seeing our dog sneaking into the garden and I am sure that is what he is after, naughty dog!!


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