September 19, 2010

Blackberry pickin'

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to pick blackberries. It has been a tradition in our family since I was a little girl. In fact we used to go picking especially for my Grandmother Lulu who lived in Casper Wyoming. She loved blackberry jam more than anything else in the world. This year is the second year my family has carryied on this family tradition. The sun has been kinda funny this year and we see more of the clouds than the sun so the blackberries are not yet sweet and one in five are black on the vine.

One my favorite ways to eat blackberries is simply to pour whole organic milk over them and spoon them into my mouth. But often we end up making them into Blackberry Cobbler. Below is our all time favorite recipe.

Quick Fruit Cobbler
In a bowl Cream together:
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup Rapadura (or other natural sugar you like)
2t baking powder
1/4t sea salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup organic whole milk

In another bowl mix:
1 cup blackberries
1t cinnamon

Place the dough into a baking dish  (about 9x9)
On top of the dough add 1 the blackberries.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. The dough will come up around the berries and the berries will sink.
Serve with ice cream or your favorite plain yoghurt.

Sometimes the berries don't make it past the pickers and into the bowl. (smile)

There is a great country western song by Paul Overstreet about blackberry cobbler...Your love's alot like Blackberry Cobbler... and I can't get enough.

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