So I’m hoping this counts under the Make Do and Mend challenge because I want an excuse to talk about my love of blackberries!
I’m super lucky because I have bushes behind my apartment so for at least the next month, I have access to free fruit! Last weekend, we brought strawberry shortcake for our friends birthday.
With left over sugared berries, I grabbed more from the backyard and set out to make a free dessert. I have all the ingredients already in the kitchen, so let’s make do!
I used the Betty Crocker Blackberry Cobbler recipe. All you need is:
- 2 1/2 cups fresh or frozen (thawed and drained) blackberries
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
I don’t know why, but the fact that this recipe specifies to definitely not use blueberries makes me laugh. If you are a rebel and try – let me know what happens!! Adding strawberries was no issue.
Anyway, follow the instructions. The recipe is simple and delicious. It takes about an hour and half to mix them all together and bake. It says 8 servings, but lets me honest – we only cut it into 4.
That would mean more like 500 cal. and we topped it with ice cream and whip cream – so we were totally indulgent.
Taste great but not the healthiest.
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