November Flavor Friday!

We have decided to share our cooking experiences monthly on our Flavor Friday! This month in honor of Thanksgiving we will be sharing a blackberry cobbler recipe.

My husband asked for a cobbler in a square pan earlier this week. I wasn’t quite sure why he was so specific about the cobbler being in a square pan. Didn’t everyone know that pie was made in a round pan with a lard crust and cobbler was made in a square pan with a biscuit or flour based topping without a bottom crust? However, I was soon to find out that not everyone knew this information.

Fun Friday fact:The reason a cobbler is named the way it is because the mixture is often dropped by the spoonful on top of the fruit to give the dessert the appearance of a cobbled road.
Now, back to the recipe. When I first read this recipe I was very concerned that I was suppose to pour boiling hot water over my cobbler! Were they insane? There was no way that was going to turn out good. But, I decided to be adventurous and try it out anyway!

Blackberry Cobbler

Adapted by the Show-Me Sisters

2 cups blackberries ( fresh or frozen)

2 cups sugar ( 1 cup to pour over the berries, 1 cup to place in the mixture)

2 Tablespoons Oleo or lard

1 Cup Flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1 cup milk

2 T cornstarch

1 1/2 cup boiling water

The first thing you do is prepare the berries! Place the fruit in a bowl with 1 cup sugar, 2 T cornstarch, and 1/2 tsp salt. Combine together and mix thoroughly. Place in a greased 9 x 13 pan.

Next, mix together the flour, baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt. Pour in milk to make a creamy mixture.

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Drop the mixture by the spoonful on top of the fruit.

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Next comes the really odd, but amazing part! You have to pour the boiling water over the cobbler and place it immediately in the oven for 1 hour at 350 degrees.

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It is going to look really funny, but trust me it tastes amazing when it comes out of the oven!

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After I made this tasty recipe and presented it to my happy husband I realized why he was very specific about the square pan. When he was growing up his mom would make a dessert with a pie crust on top and bottom and fill it with fruit and call it a cobbler. Needless to say it was quite a surprise when I presented him with a dessert without the top and bottom crust he was expecting. However, this quickly became one of his favorite desserts!

-Bethany

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