Sunday, June 6, 2010

blackberry season makes everything better

005My first choice on what to do with a bowl of fresh blackberries would be to sit on the front porch with a good book and eat them slowly one at a time while maybe dipping them into a saucer of sugar before popping them into my mouth. But that would be selfish and for no reason at all I decided not to be selfish and instead make blackberry cobbler for Sunday night dessert.

026Whenever I make a dessert with in-season berries it feels almost ghastly to pour them all in at once like that. Six cups of blackberries baked in crust? Two months ago I would have shaken you by the shoulders until you came to your senses.

027It also felt ghastly to eat it with crème fraîche. As it is bathing suit season and crème fraîche n'est pas bon pour mon rear end.

015 The recipe comes from Lee Bailey’s Country Weekends cookbook. It’s a few years old, it was among the first cookbooks I really connected to and I have always liked it.

018This picture (from his cookbook) makes me homesick for New England. I think a picket fence trimmed garden would make breakfast taste very good. In Texas you might be eating outside like that and get bit by a black widow or a rattlesnake. Okay, so the chances are slim but truthfully when I was setting up our party last weekend I killed a black widow under the patio table. Did you hear me yell as I whacked it with enough force to knock out a large farm animal? Can you tell I am very much in need of a trip home to Connecticut?

017 This is Lee Bailey’s cobbler. I would share the recipe but after finding the same cookbook on Amazon (used) for 54 cents I suddenly find myself too lazy to type it all out. But if you really want me to I will.

019I put this recipe on the menu this week. Too bad you’re not coming over for dinner, I’m sure it will be très délicieux.

7 comments:

joven said...
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LB's Sewing Sanity said...

I see you removed a posted comment. As a blogger how do you feel about that! Spoils all the fun doesn't it!

Hea' Hea' to Blackberries.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love to pick berries and making...and eating blackberry cobbler is my favorite! I love to just put them in a bowl, smash them just a little, sprinkle with sugar and add a little milk! I am SO hungry for them now! Enjoy your week! ♥

Jackie said...

Mouth watering post...way too much goodness for me to handle at 730am...I want dessert first!

Stopping by to say hi and see what you have been up to. Happy day ahead my friend.

Leslie said...

This post just makes me happy!! I need to make that cobbler for my oldest ~ she'll love it.

Have a happy weekend

Jemm said...

Yum! I have a hard time finding cookbooks I like too. I've found the "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks and they are very good. I've got about 10 of them. Love your Pyrex dish :)

Anonymous said...

*sniff* Am I the only person on the planet to have never experienced the exquiteness of blackberry cobbler? I can only imagine how sublime it would be....
If it isn't too much of a bother, could you please post that recipe?
Thanks so much,
Jen