Mike is often requesting that I try to replicate recipes from his parents' neighbor, Mrs. Ross. Mrs. Ross does a lot of entertaining for their neighborhood family - we are often there for Easter, Christmas and Thanksgiving. He's always describing certain recipes she makes - the 'best' green beans, chocolate sheet cake, and blackberry cobbler. I found some great looking blackberries so I told him I wanted to try to make a cobbler like Connie's.
Me : "What is it like exactly"
Mike : "It is a cobbler, but it doesn't have a crumbly top."
Me : "So, is it like a dumpling topping? Like biscuits?"
Mike : "It is more like a cake. But with berries."
Me : "Like berries on the bottom with cake batter on top?"
Mike : "No, the berries are on top. Actually, they are in the middle, too."
Me : "I think I'll just call your Mom."
*I had 3 cups of berries, so I made 1 1/2 of this recipe, which filled a pie plate perfectly.
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1-1/2 to 2 cups berries sweetened to taste
Melt butter until it starts to brown.
Pour into 1-1/2 qt baking dish.
Mix flour, sugar & baking powder with milk.
Pour over melted butter.
Spread sweetened fruit over melted butter & batter.
Bake about 30 min @ 350 degrees.
I put in 3 tablespoons of sugar for 3 cups of berries.
Melted butter into the pan.
Mix together dry ingredients and milk.
Pour it into the pan with the butter.
Then top with sugared berries.
Done. I can't believe how easy!
Ready for the oven. I baked it a bit longer - almost 35 minutes because of the larger size of recipe.
Baked and beautiful.
Just needs a sprinkling of sugar and some vanilla ice cream.