~Wild Blackberry Cobbler~

My thanks to everyone who enjoyed our visit with Aunt Ruth. She is J's mother's younger sister and the only survivor of four girls. We treasure our relationship with Aunt Ruth.
Audrain County Missouri bears J's maternal family name. I must get there, one day soon, for a photo of the courthouse to add to my collection.
If you recall, we took a bowl of fresh picked wild blackberries to Aunt Ruth, Wednesday afternoon. Early Friday morning, I baked a cobbler with our berries. Naturally, I sampled the cobbler, warm from the oven, with vanilla ice cream. I've included the recipe, below*.
Today, we are planning an excursion to Historic St Charles Missouri. We're attending a reception, at a gallery, showing works of an artist friend of our friends, JoAnn and Jim. We haven't met Mary Ann, but we've heard wonderful things about her. We hope to see her at the gallery.
Our St Charles trip would not be complete without a stroll on Historic South Main. The weather promises to be cooler. I will have my camera and I'll take lots of notes, for a post sometime Monday or Tuesday, this coming week.
Have a wonderful weekend.

*Preheat oven to 350F. Spray a 9x13 glass baking dish with cooking spray or melt 1/2 cup butter in dish. I used the spray and like it better.
*Wild blackberries are smaller and sweeter than tame berries. The cobbler will take less berries when using tame.
*6 to 7 cups berries (wild), sweetened to taste
*sprinkle about a tbsp of cornstarch over the berries, mix and set aside
*In a large bowl, combine:
2 cups sugar
2 cups self rising flour
Dash of nutmeg
Add, to the mixture, two cups milk containing a teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix together. The batter will be slightly lumpy.
Pour batter into prepared baking dish and top with berries.
Bake one hour or until crust is golden.
This is is my variation of a recipe that has been around several years.
I use the batter recipe for peach cobbler, also.
The dessert bowls and dishes, shown in the photos, are Depression Glass, Miss America.


Jen said...

I made Peach Cobbler just the other day. We drove to Illinois to get good....yum yum.

auntpittypat said...

Have a great day today. It is certainly a beautiful day in Appleton, so glad it is in your part of the country too! I just wish I didn't have to work this morning.

I continue to enjoy reading your blog entries and seeing your pictures. Yum, that cobbler looks tasty. I tried a new peach recipe from MIDWEST LIVING last week that was wonderful, wish I had more Missouri peaches.

Love to you both!!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Have a wonderful weekend, Pat! I'll be looking forward to traveling vicariously through you :-)

Rue said...

Good morning Pat :)

J's aunts house looks beautiful. I would love to see more :)

I copied your blackberry cobbler for future use. It looks delicious!

Have fun on your trip :)


Dana said...

Oh, we missed meeting up with you in St. Charles by one week! I took a few photos, but they aren't the greatest. We ate at the Lewis and Clark--outside on the upper deck. It was hot, but the view was so much fun! Your cobbler looks wonderful---LOVED the pink depression glass dishes you used!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

HI, Pat, oh that cobbler looks so delish! My hubby would be jealous right now.

On those stargazers, I planted them spring of '07 and they bloomed for me last year, but this year they did really well with the blooms. I bought the plants from our botanical garden sale & got 3 of them. I hope they'll contiue to perform well. They are beautiful & smell SO good, but they don't last all that long. Gotta cut them while you can. Maybe you can get some planted too.

Have a great weekend!


tidymom said...

Oh this sounds SOO yummy!! - we just made Apple Cobbler the other night - but Blackberry is my FAVORITE!! - as a kid when I had braces Blackberry Cobbler was one of the things I couldn't WAIT to eat once I got my braces off!!! - those little seed weren't so good with braces! LOL
Have a wonderful beautiful day!!

Grand Life said...

Thanks for the recipe. I sold frozen berries (7 different kinds) from Oregon over a 5 state area for 20 years. Hence the name "Berry Fairy". Must try this cobbler. I find it almost impossible to bring up the comment sections on my land line at the cabin. I'm falling completely out of sync this summer. Always enjoy your posts and look forward to your next historic visit.

Kat said...

Pat! I cant wait for blackberries to be in season here. Soon...I will head over to the wild patch and pick my fair share. As soon as I get those berries Im making your cobbler. Yummmmmmmmm. It looks delish.

Chery said...

Yummy!! I think I need to make some cobbler!! chery:)

Andi said...

Blackberry cobbler is my very favorite and yours looks positively mouth watering. And fresh baked with blackberries you picked yourself...pure heaven!

I've been way too busy and will be trying to catch up on my blog reading. Looks like I've missed a few of your wonderful posts and some amazing photos. I'll go have a look at them now.

Have a delightful weekend Pat.

nikkicrumpet said... I'm hungry! Thanks for your sweet comments on my masterbedroom post. I really appreciate you taking the time to comment and for brightening my day! Have a wonderful night.

Brenda Kula said...

I grew up with grandmothers cooking these type cobblers. Yummy! Thanks for the reminder. It was a sweet trip down nostalgia lane!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Pat, that looks and sounds so delicious! I have spent a little time here catching up with you and have enjoyed every moment!

Catherine Holman said...

Have a great time in St. Charles. It's such a great place to visit! I've painted a few of the building from there. Thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious!

Lisa said...

Aunt Ruth sounds like a treasure herself. The pictures you take are so incredible, you make everything look breathtaking!!

Shelia said...

Hi Pat! Yum, that cobbler looks good! You've also put it into what looks like some pink depression glass, which I just adore!!
Have a beautiful Sunday,
Be a sweetie too!
Shelia ;)

smilnsigh said...

Ohhhhhhhhh yummmmmmmmmmm...

And that would be worth {my} trying out the meds, which say they allow me to have some lactose. Yummmmmmmmmm....

Hope you have a lovely day, on your excursion.

Yes, I most certainly enjoyed your visit with J's Aunt Ruth. She must be a gem.

Gentle hugs,
Miss Mari-Nanci
'Smilnsigh' blog

smilnsigh said...

Yes!!! Thank you for saying to use Soy Milk! I've even done that with quite a few things and it's fine.

I guess I was trying to work myself up to trying the you-can-digest-lactose stuff again. I did some but not conclusively and... have to work myself up, to trying again. :-)

So sorry that Noah is allergic to things. But so good that this was noticed early. Yes, Soy Milk is wonderful. I've been using it, even when I only suspected I was Lactose Intolerant. I even use Soy Vanilla Creamer in my decaf! :-)

And a friend {who has this issue} suggested a Soy Butter substitute and it's quite good too.

My heart goes out the little Noah's Mother, but I'm sure she will handle it.

Miss Mari-Nanci
'Smilnsigh' blog

Andi said...

Oh must check out the wonderful home photos on Susie Q's charming. Made me think of you.

Nancy said...

Pat, That looks so good. My son loves cobbler, so I will have to make this for him. Blessings, Nancy

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Well...summer on a spoon!! Looks DELISH, Pat!!!

Pat said...

Delicious recipe, Pat! I made strawberry and blueberry tarts last week, so if I find berries on sale this week I'll try your cobbler. Thanks!
Pat in NY

Susie Q said...

This looks delicious and so pretty too! the perfect things for late Summer!


Jeanne said...

Pat, This blackberry cobbler looks so good. We have wild blackberries growing along the side of our yard. We live on a mountain slope. We love our life here in Franklin, NC.

Thank you for your many visits to my blog. also for your sweet comments. We have been so busy with our grands this past month, I have lots of catching up to do with my blogging friends.

Take care, Jeanne

Pamela said...

Does your aunt still care for her home and yard - or does she have help. Impressive, either way.

We picked gallons of blackberries as youth. Mom made jam (and lots of cobblers, too)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Thanks so much for sharing your recipe Pat. I have searched and searched around here for wild blackberries but have had no luck finding them. I find the brambley bushes but no berries. I can't get blackberry cobbler our of my mind so I guess I am going to have to break down and buy some. :)

Joy said...

That sounds and looks sooo good.
My sister and I used to eat wild blackberries till we were almost sick. One year we broke out in a horrible rash from them....but
I still like them.

anneliese said...

oh, YUM, Pat! That cobbler looks divine... Your blog always makes me feel so relaxed and HUNGRY!

Mary said...

Yummy - I love blackberries - any left? I'll pop over soon!!!