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!
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.
Drop the mixture by the spoonful on top of the fruit.
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.
It is going to look really funny, but trust me it tastes amazing when it comes out of the oven!
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!
If you liked this recipe check out another one of the Show-Me Sisters post below! Enjoy!