I don’t call myself an avid cook and definitely not a baker. I don’t particularly enjoy cooking, but I love to hear my family proclaim their love of the food that I do make for them. We are not the family who eats out a lot, but we don’t necessarily eat in every night. We are typical! You hear me – mom who just likes a break from meal planning and prepping!
So, I recently decided it was time, once again, that I started to cook better for the family and make a decision to cook more often at home. Mainly because of finances (RIGHT!). I like to follow recipes. While flipping through channels I came across this one cook on tv (obsessed for real). Yep, I totally landed on the food network which is not my norm, but Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, has captivated me. She so gets me! Probably because she is down to earth and loves things I love and they don’t hide family on her show. I kinda love pioneer life, I have never hidden that. She lives in Oklahoma on a ranch and she does have a store called The Mercantile, I will go there one day!
I have been so enamored by her and her cooking that I bought some of her books (the hubs was all too happy to buy them). Now, you can find all her recipes at http://www.foodnetwork.com/profiles/talent/ree-drummond, so I am really not stealing anything here or sharing anything you couldn’t already look up yourself.
The recipes that I have been making have ALL been a huge hit. Not all are super healthy, but I substitute where I can for healthier things or I use a little less of things in the recipe, but none have disappointed at all. Seriously, as the family. They are not shy and you will get all the info you want out of them. That kinda scares me a little.
I am sharing this awesome recipe with you today:
Patsy’s Blackberry Cobbler
(I totally made this with blueberries because we had so many in the fridge)
You will need:
¼ pound butter (1 stick), melted
1 ¼ cups plus 2 Tablespoons sugar (I use purvia)
1 cup self-rising flour (I get gluten free or unbleached at least)
1 cup milk (whole is best for baking)
2 cups fresh (or frozen) blackberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries…)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 3 quart baking dish with butter. (Ree loves butter)
- Melt your stick of butter in the micro
- Using a medium bowl, whisk 1 cup of sugar with the flour and mix
- Whisk the melted butter in
- Rinse the berries of choice and pat dry
- Pout batter into baking dish and sprinkle berries evenly over the top of batter
- Sprinkle ¼ cup of sugar over the berries
- Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown and bubbly. When 10 minutes of cooking time remain, sprinkle the remaining 2 tbs of sugar over the berries.
- Serve by spoonful, top with whipped cream or ice cream.
Aren’t you glad you read this today? This is just a great, lightly sweet, treat for the family to enjoy. I actually had some for breakfast the next day and I didn’t feel bad about it at all. Try it!
Blessings, Tara DeMaris