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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Blackberry Pickin' & Mom's Cobbler Recipe

Talk about two activities that were made for one another. Berry picking and baking. Since arriving in August, we've taken advantage of God's bounty. Ahh, the sight of those juicy berries is such a treat. Okay, we've picked the ones on the edges. . .but can't quite get the best ones in the middle. With bare legs, the thorns are a bit much.Not a problem, Mr. Nomad is a very resourceful fellow. Not much time for duck hunting these days, but those waders are great for berry picking!We are so grateful, even The Nomads can enjoy the harvest.
Now onto the baking. This is the part where Mr. Nomad takes the kiddos upstairs to supervise bath time, and I get the kitchen to myself. Cobbler is his favorite, so he has alterior motives ;)!

This is my mom's cobbler recipe. I follow recipes about as well as I follow patterns, so bear with me.

Mom's Cobbler:
Step one: I like to start off with clean fresh picked blackberries. I know, I know we can't always have fresh. Frozen works well too. Put the berries into the pan so they are about that far from the top. (Maybe 1 1/2 inches) Lightly coat them with sugar and flour. Approximately 1-2 TBSP of each. So they look like that.

Step two: Mix up the cobbler fixings.
For a 9x13 pan. . .
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup flour
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup butter

Mix the dry ingredients first, then cut in the butter. Sprinkle the mixture around on top of the berries. The end result should look something like this.
Put into a preheated 350 degree F oven, and bake approximately 45 minutes. The top should look golden brown.



  1. That looked like so much fun! Way to go!

  2. Love the resourcefulness of that man of your! Hey have you ever used raspberries? My bumper crop should expand my use of them. Hey your kitchen is SO SO wonderful! Man I love this bloggin/fb w/you I so get to be in your world so much more!

  3. Umm...what are you doing up at 3:15 in the morning girl?! Next question: What am I doing up at this hour?

  4. Marble counter tops???? those are in my dreams....

    I was putting together my own Blackberry Blog, but your cobbler takes the cake!(pun intended)

    Awesome use of those waders! Now that's a practical idea, I may have to borrow Mr. Hoffman's.