Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Blackberry... Something


Well I promised we'd be seeing the blackberries from my last post again soon, and by chance I was messing around online when I came across this recipe at http://thepioneerwomancooks.com/. Full credit to this goes there, but I hope Ree doesn't mind if I put up the metric measurements for the recipe here.

Is this a blackberry cobbler? Well, er, not round these parts. But it's got blackberries in, and I supposed it doesn't look sort of... cobbled. So as long as you don't mind if you're not exactly sure what you're eating, try this. The smell of it baking alone is enough to knock you out for several hours ♥.

(If you're the sort of person who does mind a bit of uncertainty, you can probably get the same effect from a pair of old socks, but it's not quite as enjoyable. Then again, if you're that sort of person, you deserve it.

Blackberry Sort-Of-Cobbler
Serves about 6, probably
Preparation: 10 mins
Cooking: 50 mins (Ree said an hour, but mine needed less)
404 calories per serving (six)

245ml milk
115g butter
200 + 50g caster sugar
125g self-raising flour
120g blackberries

1. Place butter in a microwaveable dish and melt it. Put your 200g of sugar in a mixing bowl, dump in the flour and whisk in the milk. Mix it well then pour in the melted butter and whisk together. Now butter a baking dish.

2. Take your blackberries, rinse and pat dry. Pour the batter into your dish and start sprinkling the blackberries over the top of it, distributing them evening until they're all in there. Then sprinkle the other 50g of sugar over the top.
3. Pop the dish in the oven at 180C for 50mins-1hr, until it's all golden and bubbly and cor. I followed Ree's advice and sprinkled another teaspoon of sugar over it ten minutes before it was done.
4. Phwoar.

Got to say, making this was a lot less traumatic than getting the actual blackberries X__X

4 comments:

Happy Homebaker said...

hey Indigo, this looks so lovely and delicious, and sure seems very easy to make! Too bad, black berries are not very common here in Singapore, and in fact most of the berries, such as blueberries and raspberries are rather expensive. I've not tried picking black berries, but have experience picking bing cherries and white peaches in Brentwood, it was really fun!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

oh--i bet this was good! at least you got enough berries for something really tasty!

Indigo said...

Thanks to both of you for commenting! Yes, it was gorgeous ^__^ Worth the pain, I think...

Happy homebaker - I can't imagine not having berries to hand, I eat huge amounts of raspberries! I bet this would be gorgeous with cherries, though =]

moogle62 said...

Just tried making this: it's in the oven right now and it smells wonnnnnnderful. Sadlly, I appear to have a mountain of washing up to do.

Also, it might amuse you to know that I was just about to add the milk when I realised we don't actually have a whisk: cue frantic run to Woolworths!