King James Version (KJV)
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Recently my husband, son and I drove to the country to visit the in-laws on their farm. They have over a hundred acres, and the cows had recently had their babies. It was a nice visit, and the spring weather was perfect. My son loved watching the animals, riding around the farm in the old pickup truck, and seeing his grandpa's train room.
The crowning highlight of his visit though, was picking the wild blackberries that grow out in the pasture. They were perfectly ripe and just waiting for little hands to gently pluck them from the branches. We ended up with three quarts of fresh blackberries! We ate a bunch of them fresh, stored another bunch in the freezer, and I made my mother's blackberry cobbler recipe with the rest.
I believe my mom's recipe came out of her old red and white checkered Better Homes and Gardens cookbook. It was probably a 1970's or 1980's edition. She didn't have many cookbooks, but I remember this one on the shelf. I have a 1990's edition myself, but didn't see this recipe in it. It's another solid, old-fashioned recipe, and these are the ones I treasure. It has easy to find, traditional ingredients, and is so easy to make. Perfect for a lazy day. Hence, I give you...
Lazy Day Blackberry Cobbler
1 quart fresh blackberries (thawed frozen blackberries work well too)
1/8 c. water
1 stick butter (either salted or unsalted works)
1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 c. self-rising flour
3/4 c. milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place butter stick in 1-1/2 or 2 qt. casserole dish and place in oven to melt.
Meanwhile, rinse blackberries, and pour into a saucepan with the 1/8 c. water. Heat over medium heat for approximately 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to make a little bit of "sauce" for the cobbler.
In medium bowl, mix together 1 c. sugar, 1 c. self-rising flour, and 3/4 c. milk. Pour batter over the melted butter in the casserole dish, but do not stir.
Pour the blackberries and "sauce" over the batter and once again do not stir! You'll see the magic later as the batter rises over the blackberries to form a delicious crust!
Sprinkle 1/2 c. sugar over the blackberries and place into oven. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until crust is golden.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!
~This Glorious Day~