Sunday, July 4, 2010

Blackberry Cobbler - by Lisa

Yumfest!!! Holy cow is this one yummy (and easy) recipe! I've never made a cobbler before, and I was a little leery of how the "biscuit" part would taste. I need not have been worried because I loved every bit of it! I took Summer's advice from her experience and instead of using strictly blackberries, I used a blend of blueberries, raspberries and blackberries. I also confess to being a bit lazy and used frozen berries from Trader Joe's. We're a little behind the rest of the country here in the Pacific Northwest, and those berries don't come into season for another few weeks yet.

I also used a pastry cutter for the first time ever when making the biscuits. I am embarrassed to admit that I didn't even know what that tool was even tho it has been in our kitchen for years! (To be fair, it came from my husband's kitchen collection.) Normally, I use a food processor for cutting in the fat, but I figured I'd give this method a try. I think I prefer the speediness of the food processor, but it was nice not having to dirty up an extra appliance. I feel like the biscuit dough was a little on the dry side, but I was able to use most of it and I think it covered the berry mixture nicely. It was all ready to come out in 45 minutes, and after cooling for about 20-30 min, we dropped a dollop of whipped cream on it and dug in. (BTW, sorry for the crummy bowl shot. All of our small plates were stuck in the dishwasher!) I will definitely be keeping this one in my list of favorites!


  1. What?! I can't believe that you have never used a pastry blender before? It's my go-to tool for making pie crust! But I guess it's not shocking since you use the food processor and I have a love/hate relationship with mine. Since I am so used to the pastry blender, I don't even think about the time factor with it.

    Your cobbler looks great! I will definitely use mixed berries with mine next time.

  2. Yay! So happy you enjoyed this one :) It looks beautiful!

  3. This cobbler looks picture perfect. Hooray for your first try :)