Jan. 2012: I came across a recipe for Blackberry Cobbler on this site. It looked so delicious. When I compared the recipe with this one, I noticed they were almost the same. The new recipe doesn't cook the berries first, which saves a step, time, and washing out a pan.
Tonight I used half berries and half peeled pears. I also used half buttermilk and half milk (soy) so I added 1/4 tsp of baking soda. I like the baking method better in the original recipe. It was faster.
So instead of cooking the berries with sugar, sprinkle the berries onto the batter then sprinkle half the sugar over the berries. Then sprinkle on more sugar about 10 minutes before it is done baking. I also baked it in a smaller baking dish. Because I was going with baking for an hour, it baked a little longer than necessary.
This recipe comes out a little differently every time I make it, but no matter what, it is always delicious. I usually use a bag of frozen berries from Trader Joe's. It's good served with some ice cream or Cool Whip.
It was given to me by a teaching partner that I met in Germany 20 years ago, and whom we visited this summer as they were again stationed in Germany.
Mix together in a sauce pan over low heat. Heat until sugar dissolves. Set aside.
2-3 C mixed berries
½ C sugar
¼ C water
Meanwhile, heat in 9x13” baking dish.
½ C butter
Combine in a bowl. Pour over melted butter. Bake 5-10 minutes at 425.
1 C Milk
¾ C sugar
1 C flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
Pour berries over the partially-baked batter and bake 15 minutes more or until browned.
Serve with ice cream or whipped cream.