It’s pretty rare that I take the opportunity to make up crisps or cobblers. Who knows why… I do enjoy them, I just gravitate more towards cakes, cookies, and bars. This Summer I have sworn to make more use of the seasonal fruit when I bake though. I was recently reviewing the Pioneer Woman’s recipes on foodnetwork.com and when I came across this one I immediately put it on my schedule to make. There was one problem though- I didn’t have any self-rising flour. And I hate having to buy a whole bag of special ingredients that I probably won’t ever use again. This definitely being one of those situations. I never use self-rising flour! I know that it can easily be made, but I gave in and just bought the bag at the store. I am hoping that I can come across some other recipes to use with it eventually- anybody have any suggestions?
But that’s the thing that makes this cobbler so fantastic- using the self-rising flour just makes it SO simple! All it entails is flour, sugar, butter, milk, and fruit! You can not get any easier than that, especially with something like a cobbler which is usually made complex with biscuits or a pie crust topping. Keep in mind that this cobbler is neither of those. It’s a simple cakey topping. Very non-traditional when it comes to cobbler. But, hey, it was delicious and simple so I am not going to argue with technicalities here.
Some people don’t really like blackberries either. For whatever reason. You can VERY easily use blueberries, strawberries, raspberries or a mixture of any of those. Maybe even some peaches. It’s a rustic kind of country dessert, anything goes. If you’re looking for something quick that you can throw together for an after dinner dessert using what you have on hand this is truly you’re winner right here. You don’t even necessarily need the ice cream to top it, it’s pretty sweet on it’s own. But it definitely doesn’t hurt anything : D
- 1 stick Butter
- 1-1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Self-Rising Flour
- 1 cup Milk
- 2 cups Blackberries (frozen Or Fresh)
- Melt butter in a microwavable dish. Pour 1 cup of sugar and flour into a mixing bowl, whisking in milk. Mix well. Then, pour in melted butter and whisk it all well together. Butter a baking dish.
- Now rinse and pat dry the blackberries. Pour the batter into the buttered baking dish. Sprinkle blackberries over the top of the batter; distributing evenly. Sprinkle ¼ cup sugar over the top.
- Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour, or until golden and bubbly. If you desire, sprinkle an additional teaspoon of sugar over the cobbler 10 minutes before it’s done.
Adapted from The Pioneer Woman