Last weekend the Mr. and I took a little drive to our local
berry farm--Hillcrest Blueberry Farm.
It was fantastic.
We really didn't know what to expect,
but everyone had told us that it was really nice and the berries were out of this world.
They were not wrong.
The blackberries are huge.
Most of them are the size of my thumb-on steroids!!
And I can't forget--they are super sweet.
We went with every intention of picking our own,
but then it started to rain
so we opted to buy the picked berries instead of trudging through the rain and fields.
Completely worth it!!
The first thing the Mr. asked for was for me to make him a blackberry cobbler.
(I secretly wanted one too.)
This was one of my Nanny's recipes.
I grew up eating this cobbler topped with homemade vanilla ice cream.
2 1/2 pints fresh blackberries
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup whole milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a small bowl combine the blackberries and sugar. Let sit for 30-45 minutes until the blackberries macerate. (If the berries are tart, add a little more sugar.) Once the berries are macerated, preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, milk, and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine. (This batter will be lumpy.)
Prepare a small baking pan (approximately 8x8) with a small amount of cooking spray or butter. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly. Pour the berries on top and distribute evenly.
Bake for 45 minutes.
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.