Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Hebrews 12:1

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Blackberry Cobbler

I hope you had a good holiday.  Thought I'd share a recipe that we make for events like the Fourth of July.  It is easy to make and tastes great.  We like to serve it while it is still warm with ice cream.


   1c all-purpose flour                      
   1 1/2c white sugar, divided
   1 tsp baking powder
   1/2 tsp salt
   6Tbsp cold unsalted butter
   1/4c boiling water
   2Tbsp cornstarch
   1/4c cold water
   1Tbsp lemon juice
   4c fresh blackberries, rinsed & drained
         or frozen berries

    1.  Preheat oven to 400 degree.   Place a 9" baking dish on a cookie
         sheet-I use a ceramic tart dish.
    2.  In a large bowl, mix flour, 1/2c sugar, baking powder, & salt.
         Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir
         in 1/4c boiling water just until mixture is evenly moist.
    3.  In a large saute pan dissolve the cornstarch in cold water.  Add
         the remaining 1 c sugar, lemon juice & berries.  Bring to a boil.
         Stirring frequently, allow mixture to thicken.  Transfer the
         mixture to the baking dish.
    4.  Drop dough into the dish by the spoonfuls. 
    5.  Bake 25 mins. in the preheated oven-until the dough is golden
         brown.  Allow the cobbler to cool for 5 mins. then serve warm
         with ice cream.