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My husband always says he married me for my peach cobbler (yes, those are blackberries in the picture and title. I will get there in a second.). Yea… Not my personality, looks, brains (or lack there of 😛 ), my smile, my sarcasm, my big heart, etc. Just my ability to make (what we both think is amazing) peach cobbler. There are those types of cobblers made with a tremendous amount of goo, little fruit, and a thin layer of crust on top. This is not one of those cobblers. If you want one of those, go to your local grocery store, make your way to the freezer section, and purchase a cobbler that you just need to throw into the oven.
The cobbler I make is stuffed with fruit (canned or fresh, your choice), and the bread becomes VERY fluffy (I guess that is a good word for it?). It doesn’t have an excessive amount of thick liquid. It is fantastic with or without some delicious vanilla ice cream. Although, I don’t know why anyone would ever want to eat it without a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream. They. Must. Go. Together.
Now on to the blackberries. My mother-in-law loves blackberry cobbler. So when she comes to visit us, I try to make her some. I know what you are thinking… That I am a GREAT daughter-in-law! 😛 I’m sure the only reason she likes me is because I make her blackberry cobbler. Sound familiar? Hmm… Guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree! Like mother, like son. Haha 🙂
You are going to need baking spray, butter, flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, milk, vanilla. When I make peach cobbler, I cheat and use the peaches from the can. I usually buy 2 14.5oz cans of peaches in pear juice. I drain one, keep the juice from the second, then throw those into a bowl with some brown sugar and cinnamon. With the blackberries, I buy them fresh, wash them, dry them, freeze them, and pull them out to thaw in a bowl with some sugar and cinnamon. Preheat the oven, spray the 9×13 baking dish, put the butter in there, and put that into the oven to melt.
Mix the dry ingredients first.
Then add the milk and vanilla. Mix.
Then check on the butter. If it is melted, take out the dish (careful! It will be hot!) Pour the batter onto the dish. Do not stir it into the butter.
Then add the fruit and some of the juice. My 2 year old really wanted some blackberries, so I set aside about half a container for her. I usually use about 3 6oz containers.
Then let the yummy-ness bake!
1 stick of butter
1 1/2 Cup Flour
1 1/2 Cup Sugar
3 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 Cup Milk
1 tp. Vanilla Extract
3 6oz containers of fresh Blackberries
Preheat oven to 350 F. Spray baking dish with baking spray. Add butter, and put it into the oven to melt. Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Stir in milk and vanilla extract. Take the baking dish out of the oven. If butter is completely melted, add batter. Do not stir. If it isn’t melted, leave it in for a couple more minutes. Add fruit one by one in a line onto the batter. Put into the oven for 45 minutes.
Enjoy and God Bless.