For this edition of the Recipe Swap, the theme is a bit different - a Secret Recipe Club style swap. Instead of trading a specific recipe, we trade blogs and then each person makes any recipe from their given blog. I was given Lauren's Blog, Ommy Noms. I began browsing and found several recipes that looked good, but when I came across this cobbler recipe, I knew this is what I would make. Our freezer has a nice stash of blackberries now because I bought several containers when they were on sale and I had a bag of peaches frozen from the late summer. I had everything on hand to make this right away and it's a nice after dinner treat for a cold winter evening.
As you can see from the photo, I baked this in a pie dish (placed on a cookie sheet in the oven because I thought there was a chance it would overflow). There were no major spills or overflowing this time, but it was close. Next time I'll use my cast iron skillet since it's a bit bigger. Thanks for the recipe, Lauren!
Source: Ommy Noms
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 4 cups fresh blackberries (I used 1/2 blackberries and 1/2 peaches)
- 1 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Melt butter in a large cast-iron skillet or ovenproof baking dish, in the oven, 5 to 7 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, place blackberries in a large bowl. Using a potato masher, mash blackberries to release their juices. If blackberries are tart, sprinkle with sugar.
4. In another large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add 1 cup sugar, milk, and vanilla extract; mix until well combined. Remove skillet from oven and add melted butter to flour mixture; stir to combine. Pour mixture into skillet and pour blackberries over the batter, avoiding the edges.
5. Transfer skillet to oven and bake until top is golden brown and a cake tester inserted into the batter comes out clean, about 1 hour. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature with whipped cream, creme fraiche, or ice cream.