Ready in 45 minutes
Lets make a Bopping Blackberry Cobbler. With blackberries in season, this makes a great afternoon treat or ending to a meal. Just top it with ice cream, and pair it with milk or coffee!
Spray an 8-inch by 10-inch oven-proof baking dish with cooking oil spray. Place 4 cups fresh blackberries into the prepared baking dish, and spread out evenly. In a medium-sized bowl, combine sugar and flour, mixing thoroughly. Add water and lemon juice, mixing until completely combined. Pour mixture over the blackberries, and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside while you prepare your cobbler pastry.
Ingredients (for pastry):
1 3/4 cups self-rising flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 stick butter or margarine
6 tablespoons whipping cream
6 tablespoons buttermilk (or buttermilk substitute)
1/4 cup butter or margarine, for top
2 tablespoons sugar, for top
Combine 1 3/4 cups flour and 3 tablespoons sugar thoroughly. Use a fork or pastry blended to cut in 1/2 stick butter or margarine, until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 6 tablespoons whipping cream and 6 tablespoons buttermilk, combining completely. This will make the mixture into dough. Knead the dough 5 or 6 times on a lightly-floured surface, and then roll it with a rolling pin into a rectangular shape to fit the top of your baking dish. Cut the rolled crust into a rectangle, and transfer it to the top of your blackberry mixture. With a pastry brush, spread melted butter over the top of the crust, and then sprinkle with your desired amount of sugar. Bake at 400 degrees until blackberry mixture is beginning to bubble, and the crust is beginning to brown. This will take about 20 minutes, but watch it carefully! (I baked my cobbler at 425 degrees, but I think 400 degrees will be better.) When done, remove cobbler from the oven, and let it cool for about 2 hours or so. It is best served warm, with a scoop or two of vanilla ice cream. Spectacular and yummy summertime treat!!!