by Texas Homesteader ~
Blackberry season is here! So it’s only natural that our thoughts turn to those sweet juicy berries. I put them to good use by making homemade blackberry cobbler goodness in a snap!
My recipe only has 5 ingredients: Flour, sugar, butter, milk and blackberries.
Picking Blackberries… or Dewberries?
I like to go out early in the morning when it’s still cool and collect buckets of the delicious blackberries.
Well technically, they’re dewberries. But dewberries are just a type of blackberry that produces slightly smaller berries on a vine growing along the ground instead of growing upright.
Dewberries grow wild around here. The perfect example of delicious Foraging & Eating For FREE In Texas. But for simplicity in this post I’ll just call them blackberries.
Of course I’m sampling quite a few berries as I pick them fresh off the vine.
I’ll bring the rest of the berries inside, give them a quick wash and spread them on a towel to dry.
If I have more than I can use fresh, I’ll flash-freeze them on a cookie sheet and then place them in a freezer bag. That way they stay separated and I can use my measuring cup to scoop out the frozen berry measurement I need for my recipe.
One of my favorite recipes for foraged blackberries is cobbler. I’d asked my sister-in-law for her recipe years ago & she emailed it to me. So it’s the recipe I always use.
Homemade Dessert – Blackberry Cobbler!
After a pretty modest supper one night I asked RancherMan if he’d like me to offset the simple-food supper offerings with a delicious homemade dessert. Of course he said yes!
So I decided to make blackberry cobbler. It’s easy, y’all!
In no time a homemade cobbler was in the oven. And before long the delightful aroma of black berry goodness was wafting through the house.
Blackberry Cobbler Simple Ingredients
This cobbler recipe serves 4 and it’s the perfect size for us. But you can double it for more servings. The recipe is beyond easy and with oh-so-simple ingredients:
4 Tablespoons butter,
1/2 cup sugar,
1/2 cup self-rising flour,
1/2 cup milk,
1.5 – 3 cups berries,
1/4 cup add’l sugar for the top.
I love a recipe with simple ingredients, don’t you??!!
Do You Really Need Self-Rising Flour?
This recipe calls for self-rising flour. The recipe wont’ turn out right if you use all-purpose flour instead.
But if you don’t have any in your pantry, don’t worry! You can make it easily and in seconds with all-purpose flour.
For Each Cup Of Self-Rising Flour:
1 cup all-purpose flour,
1.5 teaspoons baking powder,
1/4 teaspoon salt.
Now this makes a cup of self-rising flour. So unless you’re doubling the cobbler recipe, you’ll only be using half this measure of self-rising flour for my blackberry cobbler recipe that serves 4.
So make good use of it. Go ahead & DOUBLE THE RECIPE!
Blackberry Cobbler Quick-Mixing Directions
Mixing it up was super quick. First I wanted to melt the butter for my blackberry cobbler. So I placed 1/2 stick of butter in a 6″x8″ casserole dish and placed it in the microwave to melt the butter.
In the meantime in a bowl I mixed together 1/2 cup each sugar, self-rising flour and milk.
I poured the batter on top of the melted butter, then sprinkled 1-1/2 cups of blackberries on top of the batter, finishing with a light sprinkling of 1/4 cup sugar on top of the berries.
(BAKER’S NOTE: This cobbler is even better with DOUBLE the berries, so that’s what I recommend and show in the recipe below! #dontjudgeme!)
Then I placed the dish in a 350-degree oven for 35 minutes. When the timer went off I sprinkled 2 tablespoons of sugar on top of the cobbler and placed it back in the oven for an additional 10 minutes.
And voila – a homemade dessert that can win my man’s heart all over again!
Blackberry Cobbler Ingredients Adjustable For More Servings
This blackberry cobbler recipe fits our small family and serves 4. But it’s easy to double the recipe to accommodate a larger family or even to assure leftovers to enjoy later.
If you wanna win your loved one’s heart all over again too, the blackberry cobbler recipe is below.
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Homemade Blackberry Cobbler
When Those delicious blackberries are in season why not harvest them & make blackberry cobbler? This is a super-simple recipe with delicious results! #TexasHomesteader
- 4 Tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter melted
- 3/4 cups plus 2 Tablespoons sugar (divided)
- 1/2 cup self-rising flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 cups fresh or frozen blackberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an approx 6x8 baking dish with butter.
Place 1/2 stick of butter in microwave safe dish. Heat for 30-45 seconds until melted. Pour melted butter into baking dish.
In medium bowl whisk 1/2 cup of sugar with 1/2 cup SELF-RISING flour and 1/2 cup milk. Rinse the blackberries and pat them dry
Pour the batter into the baking dish. Sprinkle the berries evenly over the top of the batter. Sprinkle ¼ cup sugar over the blackberries
Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. When 10 minutes of cooking time remains, sprinkle the remaining 2 Tablespoons of sugar or cinnamon over the top and return to oven to complete baking time.
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