Monday, May 9, 2011

Berry Bountiful

My husband and I went foraging yesterday in one of the local Mobile parks and came back with a half gallon bag full of Mulberries, Huckleberries, Blueberries, and a couple blackberries. The spot where we had initially started berry foraging for blackberries seemed to have all dried up but we noticed a few flowers and some white and red berries so maybe they are amping up for a second round? It has been unusually dry this April in the deep south and unusually wet in the north so I am sure the whole states a little wonky, and its neighbors as well. I know that the blueberries and huckleberries are in full swing and you should get yourself to a park or piney "woods"! I think these taste the best fresh by the handful but blackberries are the best cobbler berry I know! So here is a quick recipe for a small two person cobbler.

Loaf pan cobbler

1/2 c sugar
1/2c milk
1/2c flour 
1/4c hot water*
1c blackberries 
4tbls butter 

*I used frozen berries for this so I used hot water if you are using fresh just use room temperature water and mix directly with the sugar and pour over the berries

Mix the frozen blackberries with about a cup of really hot water until the water is no longer hot pour out all the water and save 1/4c of it (the rest tastes good in tea) mix the blackberry water and 1/2 cup of sugar together and pour over the top of the blackberries let it sit while you do the rest

Per heat your oven, in my case a convection table top oven, to 375. 

Melt your butter in the microwave and pour it into your loaf pan, let it set till it isn't hot just melty. I line mine with foil for ease of clean up. Swirl it all around the sides.

 Mix in your flour and combine

Mix in your milk and use a fork to mash the flour butter clumps in with your milk but don't get it completely lump free. 

Pour the berries/sugar/water in and and mix it slightly. 

Bake until golden brown on top and it bubbles thick purple berry goo around the edges.  About 30-40 minutes let cool a bit and enjoy! Maybe top with some whipped cream or ice cream or have it for breakfast. Wanna make it bigger? Double everything, same technique. 


  1. Blackberries thrive in wet climates. In the Pacific NW where I'm originally from they grown like weeds. I can't wait to see more of what you write Jalah!!

  2. This looks really good, Jalah. I'll give it a shot. Our growing season is a little behind yours. I like what you're doing with the blog. Great idea! Keep it up, and your garden is looking wonderful! Post more pics as it comes along - and more recipes too?? Take care, my dear!

  3. Thanks will do! I am going to post a recipe today for a dip that uses fresh herbs and wild onions! And a post on poisonous plants as well. I hope you guys enjoy!