Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blackberry Cobbler

There is something magical about walking down the railroad tracks near our house and picking blackberries. . .

Or rather, we (me and the girls) wore completely inappropriate footwear, got pricked by thorns, and then let Rob pick blackberries. . .

In no time we had ourselves a bucket of berries. . .and purple hands.

Then we came home, just in time to miss a torrential downpour, and washed up our berries.

And made the yummiest blackberry cobbler. It's so simple. 

Take five cups of blackberries and mix them with 1/3 cup of sugar and 1 tablespoon of flour. Then add 1 teaspoon of lemon zest and mix.

Pour into a 2 quart baking dish.

Mix together:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
1/2 cup buttermilk (I used heavy cream)
6 Tbs. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Blob on top of berries. Bake for 40 minutes at 375 degrees.

Add ice cream or, like I did, whipped cream, and enjoy.

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