You can use fresh or frozen blackberries for this cobbler. If using frozen, defrost and drain first. Make sure you do a taste test to adjust sugar levels. Some berries are more tart than others and need more sugar for balance.
- 4 cups blackberries, rinsed clean
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar (less or more to taste, depends on how sweet the berries are and how sweet you would like your cobbler to be)
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/2 Tbsp cornstarch (for thickening, can use instant tapioca instead)
- 3 Tbsp sugar
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 Tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
1 Put the blackberries, sugar, lemon zest and juice, cinnamon and cornstarch in a 9x9 baking dish. Stir to combine everything and make sure that the berries are all evenly coated with the sugar. Let sit for 30 minutes for the berries to macerate.
2 Preheat your oven to 350°F. Vigorously whisk together the flour, 3 tablespoons of the sugar, the baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with your fingers or a fork until the topping mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Make a well in the center and stir in the milk and beaten egg until the dough is just moistened.
3 Scoop up the dough in large spoonfuls, and drop over the berries in the baking dish. Bake for 30 minutes at 350°F, or until the berry mixture is bubbly and the topping is nicely browned.
Great served with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.