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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Hello! 


Hi, I am Bethany; the oldest of the Show-Me Sisters! I am newly married to my handsome farmer husband, Wes.

As I was growing up with Nicole, I never realized the impact Agriculture would have on my life or even my sister’s. From playing in the creek during the summer or climbing hay bales and “spying” on Dad with our bright deer hunter orange jackets, larger than life Barbie walkie talkies, and our pink backpack full of snacks packed by mom. Life was great!

As we grew up we didn’t outgrow our hobbies of spying on Dad, instead we got to drive the tractor, rake hay, haul wood, and even vaccinate baby calves! Now we still help with those things! Nicole and Dad pull tractors and I get to sling weights. I help Wes haul corn to Cargill, which is made into feed that is fed to turkeys that you may eat for Thanksgiving!


We put in long hours and make many happy memories at our family farm as well as my grandparents farm; which is where Wes and I and our new puppy Jax call home.


Not only do I put in long hours at the farm but also in my classroom as an Agriculture Teacher. I have the chance each and every day to make a difference in the lives of students and I don’t take that job lightly! I try to remember the quote below.

Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects. – Dalai Lama


It is a great feeling when you don’t know the difference between your hobby, work, and home. Nicole and I know that feeling and we hope you will let us show show you are lives, happiness, hardships, and passion.