Thursday, June 29, 2017

Blackberry Cobbler

2 1/2
cups fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blackberries (do not use blueberries)
cup sugar
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon salt
cup milk
cup butter, melted
Cream, whipped or ice cream

1 In medium bowl, stir together blackberries and sugar. Let stand about 20 minutes or until fruit syrup forms. Heat oven to 375°F.

2 In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and milk. Stir in melted butter until blended. Spread in ungreased 8-inch square pan. Spoon blackberry mixture over batter.

3 Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until dough rises and is golden. Serve warm with cream.

Last night I had time out of the house to read and write.  Having a two-ish hour window of wide open space can be overwhelming.  Where to go, what to do.  The red bus ended up at the new Starbucks in town.  It is perfection.  The warm wooden walls and lighting make it feel cozy and perfect.

The second I walked in, I immediately spotted where I would set up camp.  Comfy chair in the corner.  But I am telling you, I could not get focused in.  I tried writing, reading my book on Kindle, reading my real book.  I kept running into brick walls.  My head was pounding because for some stupid reason I'm trying to lay off so much sugar.  I promise you the only thing I could think about in this entire world was going home to make a cobbler.

So I did the only logical thing I could.

I drove to the store for fresh blackberries and came home to whip up a cobbler.  While it baked I washed my face and got in my nightgown.  I turned on my bedroom lamps and made myself a cozy place to rest.  When the cobbler came out of the oven, I lit candles and served up bowls to the family. Then I took a sleeping pill and went to bed early.  Three cheers for summer nights!