We love our fresh berries around this house and after Lily had such a good time picking strawberries last month we decided to go blackberry picking at the Matt Family Orchard today.
Berry picking with a toddler is an adventure to be sure.
For strawberry picking it took some time to convince Lily that she should only eat the red strawberries and shouldn’t eat the green parts. Today we had to shift her perspective to avoid the red berries and only pick the black ones.
She caught on quickly though and some of the berries she picked even made it all the way to the bucket.
I think Lily loved the berries! She may have eaten her weight in blackberries today.
So, we had 4 lbs. of blackberries when we got home and I decided to make a cobbler. This is one of my favorite recipes of all time, so easy and delicious. I used the freshly picked blackberries from today and added some of the strawberries I had frozen from our picking adventure last month.
The assembly of this takes about 10 minutes and your little helper will love adding the berries to the batter (just be careful as the Pyrex will be hot when it comes out of the oven from melting the butter).
We added some Key Lime ice cream. Delicious!
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup Self-rising flour (I never have this on hand so I make it, 3/4 cups flour, 3/4 tsp. salt, 1 1/8 tsp. baking powder)
3/4 cup milk
3/4 stick of butter - melt in dish (2qt Pyrex glass dish, round)
1 cup or less sugar (less for more tart cobbler, more for sweeter)
2 cups berries (can use strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, olallieberries, etc. Fresh or frozen)
Mix sugar, flour, and milk in a separate bowl. Melt butter in Pyrex dish and pour batter on top of melted butter - do NOT stir. In another bowl mix berries and sugar. After sugar is mixed with berries, put berries in batter which is in glass dish. Do NOT stir, but you can poke them down so evenly distributed.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour.