Black Berry Girl, Art, Oil on Canvas

This is a neat piece of art, oil on canvas by John George Brown, in 1875. In public domain.

In my search for a great blackberry recipe, it was neat to see how many people have sweet memories of picking blackberries fresh. This girl makes me think of many of the stories I have read.

Easy Fresh Blackberry Cobbler Recipe

Ingredients for Easy Fresh Blackberry Cobbler

1 Stick Of Real Butter

2 cups of fresh (or frozen is ok too) Blackberries

One and one half cups white sugar.

1 and one half cups all purpose plain flour.

2 teaspoons Of Baking Powder.

one half cup whole milk.

A couple dashes of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon real Vanilla extract, I sometimes use a little more


Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. In a two and a half quart casserole dish, (I use a 8x8 glass pyrex dish often), melt your stick of real butter.

Rinse your berries in a colander, and let them drain. Before they are fully dry, mix just half of your sugar around the berries in a medium bowl or dish.

Mix the rest of the dry ingredients together gently, and mix the liquid together (milk and vanilla), then pour all over the melted butter in the other dish and mix together.

On top of that mixture, put the sugared berry mixture on top.

Bake your cobbler for one and one half hours. You know it is done when you insert a toothpick or knife edge, and only the berry juice shows, and no uncooked dough. Cook longer if you see some dough, until you no longer see any dough on the toothpick or knife edge.

Serving it warm with vanilla ice cream is my favorite way to serve it! If it has cooled, easily heat it up in the microwave till just warm. Don't heat too long.

**Variation for a 9x13 pyrex dish - I have done this, and added almost an extra cup of blackberries, extra sugar and butter. It was very tasty as well. The ice cream really tops it off, I wouldn't make it if I couldn't serve it with ice cream, but that is just me.

Peach Cobbler

1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar (mix in with this, 1/8 tsp cinnamon)
3/4 cup self rising flour
3/4 cup milk
2 cups fresh peaches, sliced and cooked, OR
28 oz. can sliced peaches in heavy syrup
more cinnamon for sprinkling

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

If using fresh peaches, put into saucepan with the one cup of sugar and one cup of water. Bring this to a boil, then after reducing heat, simmer for aproximately 8-10 minutes. Stir occasionally, and do not strain off the liquid.
Next, place butter into a 2 quart baking dish and place into the oven to melt it. Mix sugar, flour and cinnamon together, and slowly mix in milk and stir continuously to avoid any lumps. Remove the dish with butter from the oven, and pour the batter over melted butter. Do NOT stir this mixture, then drop spoonfuls of the peaches (without their liquid)into this, without stirring. On top of the peaches, pour out the liquid the peaches were in. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon on top, and bake for approximately 30-45 minutes or until the top is golden. A crust from the batter, will naturally form.

Serves 8, and is very yummy warm with vanilla ice cream!!