Wednesday, July 17, 2013

I Spy Blackberries

I am sorry to say that Peter was not very well during the evening.
His mother put him to bed, and made some camomile tea; and she gave a dose of it to Peter!
'One table-spoon to be taken at bed-time.'
But Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail had bread and milk and blackberries for supper.

text taken from the book Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter
Blackberries and raspberries have more in common than the space they share on a grocery 

shelf. Both grow on bushes and are great for your heart being high in antioxidants.

Since I do not have a blackberry source out in the wild like Peter and his 

family I purchased blackberries at the store for this recipe. 

As with most recipes there are options. First photo shows Triple Berry Cobbler baked in  

oven proof bowls (ramekins) using 3 cups of mixed berries;raspberries, blackberries and 

strawberries. The second photo shows the recipe baked in an 8  x 8 glass pan.  

Triple Berry Cobbler 
Cook's notes: If making blackberry cobbler use 4 cups of blackberries. 
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 -1/2 TB. cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water (substitute apple or raspberry or cherry juice instead of water for more flavor)
  • 4 cups mixed berries ( raspberries, blackberries, strawberries)
  • 1 TB. butter
  • 1 TB. lemon juice
  • 2 TB. coarse sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon (divide)
  • dash nutmeg
  • In a Cuisinart add flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and baking powder, mix till coarse crumbs
  • Add in milk and 1/4 cup butter, mix and set aside
  • For filling in a saucepan stir together brown sugar and cornstarch
  • Add in water (or juice) fruit  
  • Cook and stir over medium heat till thick and bubbly
  • Add in 1 TB butter and lemon juice blend well
  • Pour into an ungreased casserole dish or 8 x 8 glass pan
  • Spoon topping mounds evenly over filling
  • Mix 2 TB. coarse sugar and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon together 
  • Sprinkle over topping
  • Bake at 350 for 35 minutes or until topping is crusty and hard

Blackberry Cobbler
Reader Alert: Recipe begs to be served with ice cream :) 

1 comment:

  1. This looks like the perfect recipe for all those blackberries I've been harvesting. Thank you.