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!
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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
- Sprinkle the sugar on top of the berries in the pan.
- Bake for about 45 minutes. (batter should brown across the cobbler)
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. 🙂