Recently, we went on a fun little berry picking trip and now we have pounds and pounds of fresh berries that need to be used in one way or another before they start to spoil.
There were a ton of ways to use them running through my head on the entire drive home and one of those just happened to be a berry cobbler. The hubs loves blackberries and I think the hardest part of this entire recipe was stopping him from eating all of the berries before they could find their way into the cobbler.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups white sugar, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
6 tablespoons cold butter
1/4 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. In a large bowl mix the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
3. Stir in 1/4 cup boiling water (or just enough water to make the mixture evenly moist).
4. In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in cold water. Mix in remaining cup sugar, lemon juice, and blackberries.
5. Transfer the blackberry mixture to a saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
6. Once the mixture has boiled, pour into a greased 8 x 8 baking dish.
7. Drop the dough by spoonfuls onto the blackberry mixture. 8. Bake for 25 minutes until the dough is golden brown.
**One of the best ways to serve this cobbler up is while it is still warm from the oven with a little vanilla ice cream but it is still just as delicious if you save it for a bit in the refrigerator!**