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Remember the blackberries 2.0 picked for me? Sure you do. Well, I decided against jam. Instead, I decided to make a blackberry cobbler for dessert this evening. Let’s face it, if the berries are free, you can do whatever you want with them. No need to preserve them. Gobble them up all at once. Normally, when we see blackberries at the grocery store, they cost about $600 for seven berries. These came from the woods. Wild and free. Like 2.0 and I.
I searched all last night for blackberry recipes. Turns out a lot of people like to make stupid smoothies and popsicles with their blackberries. I bet those same people watch shows like The Bachelor and Masterpiece Theatre. Bleck. So imagine how thrilled I was when I found this on Martha Stewart’s website. Then imagine how thrilled I was when I found out it wasn’t one of her recipes. (Read: no wasted ingredients, no unnecessary steps.)
When 2.0 arrived home from work, the cobbler was in the oven. He was sniffing about the kitchen as soon as he got his work boots off. He was so excited about the cobbler that I couldn’t convince him to eat seconds at dinner (unusual for a man who’s put 12 hours in at a construction site). Making the whipped cream was next to impossible with his whimpering and whining beside me.
It was fantastic. You should try it. It is über easy to make. If you don’t have blackberries you could use raspberries. Or peaches. Or peaches and raspberries.
You can find the recipe here: Meme’s Blackberry Cobbler (Virginia Willis, Bon Appetit, Y’all)