Finally, they're ready to pick.
I rinse them well, then dry them, before spreading them in a single layer on a sheet pan. Then I pop the pan in the freezer for about an hour to flash-freeze the berries. Once frozen, I transfer them to zip-top freezer bags and store them in the freezer so they're ready whenever I need them.
Like now, when I want to make Dewberry Cobbler.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 stick of butter (8tablespoons)
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 egg
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 2 cups dewberries (you could also use blackberries)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Put butter in square baking pan and place in oven until melted.
I love doing cobbler this way. So easy, so delicious. And this recipe brings out the delightful taste of these springtime berries.
Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Add egg, milk and vanilla and stir to combine. I recommend doing this after the butter has melted.
Pour/spoon batter over melted butter and do not stir.
Top with berries.
Bake for 50-60 minutes.
Or with whipped topping or ice cream. Though some people just can't decide.
What types of berries grow wild where you live? Do you ever pick them? If so, what's your favorite thing to make with them?
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