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The Weather Vane Blackberry Cobbler

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/3 cups flour

Preparation:

Mix sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, buttermilk and 3/4 cup of flour to form a sticky dough. Spread remaining flour on a work surface and knead dough until most of the flour is incorporated and dough is manageable. Roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut into large pieces. Cover blackberry filling with dough, overlapping pieces, patchwork style.

Filling Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs Marion blackberries
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 1/2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/3 Tbsp vanilla extract

Preparation:

Mix all ingredients and put into prepared pan.

Topping Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Tbsp melted butter
  • 2 1/2 tsp granulated sugar

Preparation:

Drizzle melted butter over dough and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until crust is golden-brown and filling is bubbly, about 50 minutes.

Makes 8 to 10

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