Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blackberry Cobbler and the mountains!

We live in a condo but still own property with raspberries, mint and blackberries. And I still LOVE to pick berries….and eat cobbler!


I made this cobbler by an OLD tried and true recipe except this time I changed a few of the amounts.

Blackberry Cobbler

1/2 c. butter
1 c. whole wheat flour plus a little unbleached flour
1/3 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 c. milk

2 c. ripe blackberries (or whatever you’ve picked!)

Melt butter in a 2 quart casserole. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and milk in a small mixing bowl, mix well. I usually add a little vanilla to this mixture, too.

Pour mixture over melted butter, do not stir. Spoon blackberries over batter; do not stir.

Bake at 350° F. for 45 minutes or until golden brown.

It tasted great to me…..but I don’t eat much sugar so my taste buds are not set to expect sugary sweet! lol (if I was not concerned about the amount of sugar in this dessert, I would recommend sprinkling sugar on top of this dish before you bake…don’t stir!)


I just had to spoon a little Natural Vanilla ice cream on top while it was hot….oh my!


This was the sunset last night….


Do you see the moon and Venus? AMAZING!


I love to shop but tend to go to the same stores…over and over! This week I shopped at Marshall’s! I know it’s not a new store…but it was my first time to shop there!

And look what I found! A new hand bag! lol I REALLY needed another summer tote! It will be perfect for a day trip to hold those extra things that I need! (and it was $12.99! can’t beat that! )


Enjoy your afternoon! Any other stores you would like to recommend? I’m in the mood to SHOP!



Anonymous said...

Mmmm...your cobbler looks GOOD!
Thanks for visiting today and joining my giveaway! I've entered you for one chance to win. Good luck!!
Have a great day!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Jemm said...

That looks amazing!!!! Wow, now I'm hungry ;) A girl can always use another tote. They are SO practical.

JG said...

Fresh berries are so good! Your dessert looks great! The vanilla ice cream - Yes, it definitely needed to be placed on top. The only way to enjoy cobbler or crisp. :)

Like your signature.

Freckled Hen said...

Your cobbler looks so good and your new bag is pretty. We don't live near a Marshall's...we used to and I miss it.
Your sunset pictures are always so pretty against the mountains like that.
By the way I love your pot holders!

Anonymous said...

Oh yum! Looks deliscious.I love that it has so whole wheat flour.Thanks for sharing Diane!I quickly jotted it down lol.

Anonymous said...

some instead of so lol

Cyndi said...

Oh my gosh, that cobbler is making my mouth water! I've made cobblers like that and they are always so good! That sunset is beautiful - I haven't been out at night to enjoy it because the mosquitoes are so bad right now!

Wish I could give you some advice on shopping, but I am not much of a shopper unless it's an antique mall or flea market! But I do love your bag!



Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Yummy!! We have some wild blackberries growing on our hillside...want to come pick them?

I can't believe you are out shopping without me!! Let me know when you are ready to get together.

Dianne said...

Lovely bag... and the cobbler looks sooooo yummy! Blackberries are my favorite!


I'm coming over for some of that yummy looking cobbler!!!
Cute purse! Don't know of any good stores...I shop the thrift stores and Kohl's mostly. Sometimes Home Goods and Marshall, TJ MAXX..
deb :)

Paula said...

That looks so yummy!...I think cobbler is in our near future:) Love Marshall's but TJMaxx I think is always a better place to find great stuff.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Diane,

Your fruit cobbler looks delicious.
We have been having some amazing sunsets and is lovely to see the moon and Venus.

Happy weekend

It's Just Dottie said...

I adore cobblers. I picked many a berry growing up. Oh... the photo of the moon and Venus...Be still my heart! I dearly love the night sky .

Anonymous said...

Oh my...does that cobbler look yummy!!! Love the picture of the moon and is Amazing!!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~cute handbag~and a yummy cobbler too! How nice that you still have property to pick berries from!

Stacey said...

Mmmm, that cobbler looks yummy and the recipe is so easy. My husband would be in heaven if I made blackberry cobbler. I usually make peach. Time to change my ways.

I just love your new purse!!

Mila said...

Oh my!It looks very yummy :))
Thank for your recipe and thanks too who shared that fantastic sky!!!
Mila .)

Green thumb said...

Hi Diane! Thank you for sharing with us your yummy cake..I'm just drooling over my monitor, he he!
The view from your condo is always breathtaking! Have a lovely weekend!
Michela xxxx

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Mmmm looks divine! I just picked a ton of blackberries in our yard this week, too!

Beautiful mountain view, too!


Lynette Kenyon said...

the cobbler looks yummy! I LOVE blackberries! We have an amazing farmer's market here and bought some local peaches so I could make peach cobbler a few weeks ago and it was amazing!

thefabledneedle (jen) said...

blackberry cobbler is one of my favorite things to eat - EVER! i'll be saving this recipe for later, thank you! :)

Velva said...

Cobbler with fresh berries in the Summer is delightful. One of my favorites. Yours looks really good.

Cute handbag too!

Dishesdone said...

Looks delicious! and packed with those lovely berries!

GardenofDaisies said...

I'm coming over for a bowl of cobbler right now!! :-)

Persis Shah said...

looks so delish!

Completely Coastal + Daily Vitamin Sea said...

The cubbler just looks sooo delicious..., I'd probably even use less sugar, specially if I ate with ice creme.

Janet said...

My mouth is watering over that cobbler....and maybe even a little over that gorgeous new hand bag.

Joy said...

That blueberry cobbler looks so yummy. I love blackberries. We used
to have a bush by my childhood home and my sis and I made ourselves break out in rash one summer we ate so many...hehehe.
Have a great weekend!

In the Light of the Moon said...

My mouth started to drool as I read your post...Yummy!!Warmest Regards,Cat

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Diane,
Now I am hungry. Your cobbler looks so yummy good!! Thank you for sharing the recipe.
And your gorgeous pics at sunset is too stunning. What an inspiration to view each evening.

Now your tote is awesome and being a purseaholic I love it. What a great price too.
I am always in the mood to shop my friend. LOL!!
I can't think of any new places to pass on, but I will think about it.

Have a great Sunday.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Jans Creations said...

Okay, so you had the perfect desert to go with the perfect night. What more could you ask for. The perfect partner to enjoy it with and yes Diane we do have perfect partners. That look yummy and we have blackberries growing wild all over the place here. Guess what I will be making next. I just finished making my infamous Strawberry rhubarb pie to die for. So We may have to wait for a week to lose the pounds we just acquired from the pie. Hope you are having a wonderful summer. Will you be going back to Carolina in the fall or will you be staying in Florida

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Diane! Ooh, your cobbler looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe with us! Have fun shopping! Your summer tote is so cute! :)

Manuela@TPOH said...

Cobblers and crisps are a staple around here! Your's looks delish and that purse is so cute (what a great price too)!