Saturday, January 12, 2013

Buttermilk-Crusted Blackberry Cobbler

One of our friends, here in Gramma's Kitchen,
 asked me to do a book review for her cookbooks...
and of course I said yes. I ever so happy that I did! 
 These are awesome cookbooks...full of delicious recipes!

They are definitely two of my favorite 'go-to' cookbooks now!

The Best of Best
Recipe Hall of Fame
Guilty Pleasures
Indulgences to Die For!
by Gwen McKee and Barbara Mosely
contains chapters such as
Cake Mix Creations
Brownies and Squares
Breakfast Sweets
That's  172 pages of delicious, melt in your mouth,
tummy tempting, tried and true,
family favorite recipes!

It was so hard to chose which recipe to prepare first!

You are going to want need these cookbooks!
And guess what?
You're able to purchase this cookbook at the following web sites:


Now...time for a little 'Indulgence'!
Buttermilk-Crusted Blackberry Cobbler
1 1/2 lbs blackberries
(I used frozen and thawed them under cool water)
1 1/3 cups sugar
3 1/2 TBSP all-purpose flour
1 1/3 TBSP vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, combine blackberries, sugar, flour and vanilla.
Pour into a greased 8 x 12 x 2 inch pan.
(I use 8 x 11.5 glass baking dish)

1 TBSP plus 2 1/2 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour, divided
1/2 TBSP melted butter

Preheat oven to 350*.

In a large bowl, stir together 1 TBSP sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, buttermilk, and 3/4 cup flour to form a sticky dough.
Spread remaining flour (1/4 plus 1/3 cup) on a work surface, and knead dough until most of the flour is incorporated and dough is manageable.
Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness, and cut with a knife into large pieces.
Cover blackberry filling with dough, overlapping pieces. 
Drizzle melted butter over dough, and sprinkle with remaining 2 1/2 tsp sugar.
Bake until crust is golden brown and filling is bubbly, about 50 minutes. 
Serves 8 -10

Hot and bubbly...straight out of the oven!
Yes...I added a little extra sugar.... shame, shame...but YUM!

Just look at all that blackberry goodness!

A nice 'model' photo for my blog.

My serving!



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