I have one copy of The Blackberry Farm Cookbook to give away, and, gosh is it fabulous!!! It's coffee table-pretty with tons of drop-dead gorgeous pictures. It would be a shame, though, if you didn’t give it a real workout in the kitchen. There are so many recipes that I’m excited to try - Blackberry Barbecue Sauce (it sounds sooo good), Roasted Peach Tart, Angel Biscuits…
Here’s a fantastic recipe - Blackberry Cobbler. I made it for Memorial Day and it was wonderful. I don’t usually love cobblers, because they’re never sweet enough for me. But this one was perfect, plus I loved the addition of the lime zest to the blackberries.
Two tips - Don’t skimp on the eight cups of blackberries, because they cook down a lot AND I added a touch more buttermilk to the dough.
8 cups blackberries
1¼ cups sugar
Zest and juice of ½ lime
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
1¼ teaspoons baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small cubes and chilled
¼ cup buttermilk
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, toss together the blackberries, 1 cup of the sugar, and the lime zest. In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice and the cornstarch until smooth. Drizzle the lime juice mixture over the blackberry and toss to combine. Scrape the blackberry mixture into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and the remaining ¼ cup sugar. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour mixture until it is the texture of coarse meal. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients. Pour the buttermilk into the well and stir with a fork until the mixture comes together. Crumble the dough evenly over the top of the blackberry mixture.
- Bake the cobbler for 40 minutes, or until the blackberry filling is bubbling and the topping is golden brown. Let the cobbler rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Photo/Beall + Thomas Photography
For a chance to win a copy of The Blackberry Farm Cookbook, here's all you have to do:
In honor of Blackberry Farm’s gorgeous gardens, tell me your favorite fruit or vegetable.
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Write one word or one page, I don’t mind…but make it one vegetable or fruit choice per entry. You have until 11:59 pm, Eastern Time on Saturday, June 5th. Contest open to US residents over 18. I'll select a winner randomly and contact him or her to get mailing information. Good luck!