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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blackberry Cobbler


From the kitchen of One Perfect Bite...This recipe is one that everyone claims to be their own. It's often called shiny topped cobbler and I first found it called by that name in The Pittsburgh Post Gazette. It then moved uptown for an appearance in Wine Country Living where it had become Mixed Berry Cobbler, a dessert considered to be worthy of ending a holiday feast. Whatever you call it, I can assure you it is really, really good and amazingly easy to do. Follow directions to a tee, even when they seem counterintuitive, and you'll have no problems. Contrary to popular belief, you may use fresh or frozen fruit to make the cobbler and you are not limited to berries. Any soft fruit may be used. If you don't have this recipe, let me assure you it's a treasure to have on hand when seasonal fruits ripen. If you do have the recipe, consider this a reminder of how very good this cobbler is.


Blackberry Cobbler...from the kitchen of One Perfect Bite

Ingredients:
For the filling:
5 cups whole berries
2 cups flour
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup melted butter
For the topping:
1-1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup boiling water

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat bottom and sides of a 9- by 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray. Make an even layer of berries in the bottom of the dish.
2) Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, milk and butter and blend into a batter. Spread batter evenly over the fruit. The batter will be thick.
3) Mix sugar, salt and cornstarch together and sprinkle over batter. Pour boiling water evenly over the sugar and cornstarch mixture. Do not mix.
4) Place baking dish in hot oven. Bake for one hour. For an extra-crusty top, switch the oven from baking to broiling at the end of cooking time and finish cobbler with a minute or so under the broiler.
6) Serve in shallow bowls with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. Yield: 8 servings.Makes 8 servings

35 comments :

Selba said...

Look at dark red color of the blackberry sauce! It's beautiful...

Hard to find "berries" here in Indonesia except for the strawberry fruit and the blackberry gadget :)

My Little Space said...

Your blackberry cobbler is gorgeous! I'll try it once I found some nice fruits to go with.

Katy ~ said...

Absolutely beautiful! Saving your recipe and will be giving it a try very soon.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Not heard it called shiny topped but I know it well. Might be just the thing for the neighborhood party tonight.

Joycee said...

My husband's favorite dessert, hands down! Nothing says summer like a cobbler...

Netts Nook said...

I love blackberries but they are so seasonal here. Looks like a perfect finish to any summer gathering.

girlichef said...

That top crust looks amazing! Absolutely delicious cobbler...think I'll try it this way next time :)

Justin said...

i could really go for some of this. it reminds me of the way my mom baked when I was a kid.

Martha said...

Blackberry cobbler is a favorite -- but we use piecrust as a topping -- so our cobbler (at least here on the prairie) is like a one crust deep dish pie -- but crust (any kind), sweet blackberries and cream or ice cream is a terrific dessert -- and one worthy of ending a special meal.

Boo-Bah said...

This sounds so good. I haven't been able to get any good fresh berries yet, but when I do this will be something I definitely make.

I enjoy coming here and looking at all your wonderful recipes.

Iris

Chow and Chatter said...

looks yummy

the ungourmet said...

Beautiful Cobbler! I am just loving cobbler right now! I will have to try your recipe soon!

I am trying to get out and pick berries this month!

Mary said...

Iris, I'm so glad we have you coming back for more :). I love to have you here.

Claudia said...

That is scrumptiously beautiful - the deep, shine of the berries - and sweet/tartness sings to me. Love this and will make it now that berry season is here!

Cathy said...

This cobbler looks heavenly, Mary. Wish I had a big bowl of it right now, with ice cream of course. Berries are just starting to show up at the market so look forward to making this very soon.

Terry & Dennis Macri said...

My husband will just love this, so I am saving the recipe to suprise him one day. The cobbler really turned out great, I hope mine turns out just as nice. Thanks Terry

Mary said...

Claudia, welcome to One Perfect Bite. I hope you'll become a regular visitor.

Lori said...

Delicious. Cobblers, buckles, pandowdy- they are all pretty new to me. I did not grow up on those. But I have tried a few and have enver been disappointed. I dont think I would be disappointed with this one either. Looks yummy.

Lynda said...

This is the perfect cobbler, Mary...I love this type of topping and the juice that forms with baking; it's soooo good!

Florida Sue said...

Thanks so much for this Mary. I would imagine that I could even use mango. I am going to clip this recipe, it's just the perfect bite for this time of year!

Mary said...

Sue, I'm so glad you'll be joining us regularly.

Deborah said...

I just saw an ad that said my favorite market has berries on sale this week. This would be a perfect way to use them!

Natashya said...

Yum! I have been craving cobbler ever since trying Dorie's. You must have a mine of berries!

Jude said...

Can't believe I haven't picked up any blackberries this season just yet. Gonna have to keep this in mind for the next grocery run :)

Jamie said...

Oh Mary, another gorgeous, simply amazing dessert. I adore cobblers and blackberries are wow! I have to start making everything that I find on your great blog!

Culinary Wannabe said...

Love cobbler!!! Something warm and sweet paired with ice cream is always a winner.

Mary at My New 30 said...

I was just thinking about blackberry cobbler the other day and that is just beautiful!

Karine said...

I have never had a blackberry cobbler... but now I think I'm missing something!

Dirt Princess said...

Clearly you are a mind reader.....I jus tpicked tons of blackberries and was in search of a good cobbler recipe, and whalah! Here you are with one! Ask and you shall recieve

Kevin said...

I could do with a piece of that and some vanilla ice cream for dessert tonight. It looks good!

Sophia said...

Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Fall Cobbler Recipe Contest! It looks delicious!

Cheryl said...

Just found this "nugget" of a recipe. My husband and daughter have been picking fresh blackberries or as we call them Dewberries. I wanted to make them something special with them and WOW was it ever special. I am not a cobbler person at all. Despised them even. But, not wanting to hurt the families feeling and not try their hard work pickings, I ate a piece. OH MY GRAVY!! This is the best recipe I have ever had. The crust wasn't so thin like a cookie that other recipes are. It was light and fluffy and the sugar poured over the top and then boiling water, made the most wonderful crispy/crunchy layer. I have died and went to blackberry cobbler heaven. No kidding, try this recipe!!

Lamya said...

Looks good. Thank you. But where does the buttermilk go? With the batter? It isn't mentioned.

Thanks.

Mary Bergfeld said...

Lamya, please step 2.

Danielle said...

This recipe was amazing! It was super easy and delicious. The only fault is that the serving count of 8 doesn't seem right. We fed about 14 people yesterday and had leftovers. That may be because people ate plenty of lunch before they got dessert.

Next time I'm going to try this with cherries!

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