Blackberry Cobbler

Everybody loves a day off! Even better, most folks love to do their favourite thing on that day off.

For some this might mean shopping, for others it might be cooking. For my significant other, he would prefer to wake up at the crack of dawn (5:30am) and traipse with his best mate to their favourite fishing spot, which is about 1&1/2 hrs drive from here.

Whenever the boys go fishing, it’s always a fun filled anticipation as to what they might return home with. Sometimes it’s Australian Salmon (apparently best for fish cakes) or maybe some Whiting, sometimes it can be nothing too!

The only thing I’m certain of, is the guys have rumbling tummies when they get back in the afternoon and I can usually be called on to rustle up a mid-afternoon feast!

Blackberry Cobbler.

So, Blackberries are scarce now we’ve hit Autumn here in Australia. Not to worry, I find frozen varieties work just as well (if not better) sometimes! This is for my sweetheart as he willingly woke up at the crack of dawn today for his little fishing expedition and I know Blackberries are his absolute favourite!

Time: 35-40 mins

Ingredients:
1.5 cups of blackberries
1/2 cup of sugar (I like a mix of caster sugar & raw sugar, gives a lovely little texture of crunchy bits for me) + extra to sprinkle
2 whole eggs
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup flour
1.5 tsp of baking powder
1 cup whole milk
Icing sugar to dust (optional)

**I had some frozen streusel topping made with oats, coconut, butter & flour. Feel free to make or omit, depending on your preferences.

1 greased casserole or baking dish, sprinkle the base with some butter & extra sugar
Preheat oven to 180C (350F)

Method:

Sprinkle the tops of the blackberries with some sugar & set aside.

Crack the eggs into a large mixing bowl.

Whisk sugar with the eggs and mix thoroughly,

Sift baking powder and the half cup of flour,

Combine all remaining ingredients in the bowl. Stir to form a very firm batter,

Batter goes into the base of the dish, blackberries go on top! Finally, throw a little streusel topping (if using) over the top of the dish.

Bake at 200C or (392F) for 15 mins, reduce heat to 180C (350F) and finish it for the last 15 minutes.

Dust with a little icing sugar to serve.

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Comments

  1. tanaseaurica says

    mmmmm, look’s so crunchy and fluffy in the same time, i watch the picture and almost feel those crunchy cobbler in my mouth and they’re so sweet and delicious :D

  2. {Main St. Cuisine} says

    Your satay looks amazing! How sweet of you to have a feast prepared upon their afternoon arrival. Other than the 5:30 am wake up, it sounds like a wonderful day. Oh, and your blackberry cobbler looks divine. I’m going to have to make both soon!

    • says

      Notice I haven’t volunteered for the 5:30am part, but I definitely enjoy cooking so it should be for the folks in your life! There’s one piece of the cobbler left in our fridge after yesterday…it might be a fight to the last one standing…lol :)

  3. says

    That looks like the perfect meal for a hungry fisherman. You are so cute… I’m assuming your other half appreciates you appropriately :)
    And that cobbler has just been bookmarked as we are in spring and all kinds of fruits and berries will be headed my way soon. And definitely YES on the optional streusel topping :) Beautiful post!

    • says

      Thanks Deb! I found it funny yesterday as the guys came in with their fishies, clutching their tummies and saying how faint they were from hunger. Then they seriously devoured the wings (not quite all though I helped a bit!) The table was silent for about 15 minutes too, ha ha!

      Glad to hear you like a good cobbler, I think you’d have some pretty good recipes too, like a Clafoutis from your maman! Don’t get me wrong I loooove chocolate, but there’s something very nourishing about fruit based desserts too! Autumn/spring are the perfect time for warmed fruits.

    • says

      Now worries! It’s even quicker if you blitz it in the processor or use a bamix. My guy only likes a certain amount of spice, if it were up to me I’d be adding some seriously spicy chillies too :)

  4. says

    I just had Satay chicken the other night (takeout). I never thought of making it at home! Delish. And, lol, like your honey, I tend to get up way too early in the morning on my days off. (Except I don’t go fishing, I head to the kitchen!)

    • says

      Sounds like a dedicated baker all right! I love to cook, but I love to eat! Hence the dilemma, I seem to have brunch a lot lately ;)

      Ps, secret to good satay sauce is crunchy peanut butter, chilli to taste, crushed garlic/ginger and coriander!!! :)

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