Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Summer is my favorite time of year. Yes, it's hot, but think of all the fresh fruits and vegetables you can eat. Some are even free.
Last year when I was cutting grass beside my neighbors fence, I noticed wild blackberry bushes growing. I left them alone and cut the grass around them. They spread very quickly and this year we are enjoying fresh blackberries. We are getting about 1 1/2 cups every two or three days. And it's all free, free fruit, can't beat that. Thank you God for the free blackberries.
Some of the blackberries we freeze to make smoothies or milk shakes. They are also yummy in cobbler.
3/4 cup of butter
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. baking powder
3/4 cup milk
2 cups blackberries
1 cup of sugar (to apply over berries)
Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a 9" square metal or glass pan, melt 3/4 cup of butter, let cool. Mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder and milk in medium bowl. Pour over cooled butter. Add blackberries, sprinkle remaining 1 cup of sugar over blackberries. Bake 45 minutes.