In less than two short weeks, I will be boarding a plane to Atlanta, Ga to join other bloggers who possess the same passion for living the blog life.
I am so excited to be attending the Blog Life University conference. This will be my very first blog conference so I’m really hopping and skipping a jig.
Can you believe two days of drinking blog Kool-aid to spark my creative juices and take my blog to new adventures! How will I contain myself!? I even pleaded for a volunteer gig and landed a spot during the conference. As if volunteering wasn’t enough, I entered myself in the recipe contest being hosted by Dixie Crystals, one of the affiliate brands at the conference.
I will be competing against bloggers from all over the country. What was I thinking??? I’m just a small town country girl from East Texas with a love for baking and a sweet tooth that needs fixin; on a regular. I knew I had to keep my recipe southern and simple so I reached out to my sissy for advise and her response was “nothing says southern better than Blackberry Cobbler!!!
I was sold and on my way to the berry patch with bowl in one hand and a stick in the other for beating off the snakes (just kidding). This cobbler is bursting with flavor and for you crust lovers, it is a flaky scrumptious sensation.
Dixie Crystals only requirement is to use at least 1-tbsp. of sugar. They will be happy to know that this Blackberry Cobbler, passes with flying colors.
I can’t wait to tell you all about the fun I know I’m going to have at the conference. Until then, Let’s go berry picking for this berry-licious dessert.
Makes 6 individual servings or 1-9″x13″ baking dish
4 cups blackberries fresh or frozen; rinsed
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp. flour
2 tbsp. water
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 tbsp. butter, cold
2 pie crust (homemade or ready made)
3 cups flour
1 cup cold butter
2 tsp. salt
3-4 tbs. ice-cold water
In a food processor, add flour, salt and butter. Pulse using dough setting until butter becomes the size of an M&M. Start adding water a little at a time pulsing in between each addition until dough starts to make a ball. Remove dough to a flat surface, dusted with flour. Coat dough, hands and rolling pin with flour. Roll flat.
This recipe makes 3 pie crust.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, add blackberries. Sprinkle with sugar. In a measuring cup, combine flour and water. Stir until flour is dissolved. Pour over berries. Add melted butter. Gently fold berries to coat well. Grease 6 ramekin bowls with butter. Spoon berries and juice in the bowls, leaving room for pastry. Roll out pastry dough to cover the bowl, leaving enough dough to overlap and seal. Poke edges with a fork and cut a few slits in the top of the dough to allow steam to escape. Cut the tablespoon of butter into six pieces and place inside the slit of each cobbler. Place ramekins on a lined cookie sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
Serve warm with ice cream.