On our way home from our walk the other day, we passed a blackberry patch
that was loaded with beautiful ripe berries.
Unfortunately, we hadn't come prepared with a pail or a bowl so we had to improvise.
We used a baseball cap.
It held enough to make a cobbler with enough leftover for Moe to snack on.
This is my favourite Cobbler recipe.
It can be made with blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, etc...
I like to serve it with a sauce, like the one I used here - a Vanilla Cream sauce that is very much like a white caramel sauce. I've also served it with a white chocolate cream sauce or with whipped cream or ice cream.
Adapted from Recipe found on the Betty Crocker Website
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 cup flour
3/4 cup of milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 cups blackberries
extra sugar to sprinkle on top
Heat oven to 350°F.
Melt butter in small baking dish.
Mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder together. Stir in milk and vanilla. Pour in melted butter and stir to blend. Pour back into baking dish. Sprinkle blackberries on top and press down slightly. Sprinkle with sugar and bake 45 to 50 minutes or until done.
Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream. Or drizzle with Vanilla cream sauce or a white chocolate cream sauce.
NOTE: Substitute Blueberries, Raspberries, Peaches, etc....
Vanilla Cream Sauce
This sauce is like a white caramel sauce.
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
Melt butter and add sugar and cream. Add vanilla bean. Simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes. Remove vanilla bean and serve warm over Bread and Butter Pudding, Gingerbread cake, cobblers, etc...