My Mom has been telling me about this great vegetable stand she frequents and about the nice gentlemen that is working it. He told her she could come and pick some blackberries to make some jam. So we made a plan to go picking. We went on this past Saturday and picked a bucket load. I mean seriously, a huge pot full. We are getting together to make some jam in a bit but I brought some home to bake with. We went with the whole family. My Mom and Dad, me, my daughter, my sister and my two nephews. We had to fight the June bugs, the gnats, the mosquitoes and all the vines and tall grass but we had fun. The kids were laughing and playing and enjoying themselves. My only hope is that they remember that little memory for years to come. Of course, I didn't want to carry my good camera and ruin it and wouldn't you know it, my phone battery was dying so I couldn't get any pictures of us picking but that is OK. I have that in my memory bank now. Growing up we had a blackberry bush that sat at the corner of our house. Many times we would wind up in the middle of that bush after wrecking on our bikes. My parents eventually got rid of that bush, but our memories are still there. Ask anyone of my sisters about it and they will tell you the same thing..."I wrecked my bike in that bush all the time" It was worth it for the memories.
Before going into the oven
Out of the oven, warm, with good ole vanilla ice cream. The ice cream gave it a little extra sweetness with the slightly tart berries.
You know you want a bite!
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
A couple of hours before you are going to make the batter, set aside at least 2 cups of cleaned fruit. Sprinkle sugar over the top and stir. Let the fruit macerate until there is a noticeable amount of juice. The more juice, the better the cobbler. I did not measure the sugar, just covered the berries. Cream together the butter and sugar. Combine the rest of the ingredients. Mix until smooth. Put into greased 2 qt casserole dish. Spoon berries over batter. Pour fruit juice over top. Bake @ 375 for 40 minutes.
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