Berry Time: July Socks and Mom’s Cobbler Recipe

I’ve been knitting like crazy on my July socks since the end of the month is almost upon us. Last night I finished up the first sock. Cute. Way cute!

Sock
The first sock is done. Look at the cute garter stitch heel and toe!
Close-up of sock.
The lace opens up when the sock is on my foot. I really like this one! The pattern is called Lacy Cable Socks by Veronik Avery. Here are my project notes on Ravelry.

The colorway of this yarn is called “Fire Dragon”, but they sure do look berry colored, don’t they. I had berries on my mind when I went to the grocery store and ended up with some yummy blackberries and raspberries in my basket. Time to make my favorite berry cobbler!!

My mom always grew berries. When I was a child there was a row of Boysenberries in the yard. All summer long mom sent us out with buckets to pick the berries which she turned into pies, cobblers and cases of jam that became Christmas presents for all her friends and co-workers later on. We loved those berries; we ate a lot of them while we were picking and they have become one of the flavors of summer for me.  Here is the recipe that mom adapted for her berries.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup soft butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt (optional – I never include it!)
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups freshly washed berries
  • ¼ cup sugar
Cobbler
Mom’s Berry Cobbler: I mixed two small packages of berries to make this cobbler. The total weight was 12 ounces; about 2 cups.

Heat oven to 375 oF (350 oF in altitude above 5,000 feet)

  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the flour, baking powder (and salt) to the bowl on top of the creamed butter and sugar mixture. Make a well in the flour mixture and add the milk.
  • Mix everything together well. There will be some tiny lumps but don’t worry about them.
Batter in the pan.
The batter will need to be spread in the bottom of the pan. I use a spatula to get the job done. Don’t forget to grease the pan ahead of time!
  • Spread the mixture in the bottom of a greased loaf pan.
  • Rinse and clean the berries. (If the berries are large like strawberries cut them into smaller pieces.) While still wet put them into the pan on top of the batter.
Berries on top of the batter.
The berries need to be wet when placed on top of the batter. They shouldn’t be dripping wet, but if a little water comes with them when you pour them onto the batter it will be OK.
  • Sprinkle the sugar on top of the berries in the pan.
Sugar on the berries.
I used a 1/4 up of sugar to make this cobbler as the berries are pretty sweet. If you are using tart fruit/berries add a little more.
  • Bake for about 45 minutes. (batter should brown across the cobbler)
Baking cobbler.
Here’s the fun part of this recipe. While baking in the oven the batter bubbles up past the berries and forms a crust on top.
Browned cobbler.
Here is the cobbler almost done. I let it go a little longer in the over to make sure that it was completely cooked in the middle. This cobbler baked almost 50 minutes in my mile high oven (at 350 degrees)
  • Enjoy!
Finished cobbler
I ate my cobbler with a side of vanilla Greek-style yogurt. Yumm!!

Time to get another serving of cobbler (for a late breakfast!) to munch on while casting on the second sock. Gosh, I just love July. 🙂

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Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled cats.

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