This year I was bound and determined to get as many berries as I could store from local parks, side streets and even my back yard! I wanted to make jam with some and freeze the rest so that I could have berries all year without having paid a dime. Well, Naomi and I set out last week to make that happen and I quickly realized on my first bush that my fear of large spiders GREATLY outweighs this desire to obtain free produce! I only got about 3 cups of blackberries before I gave up fighting with webs and very very large, hairy spiders!
We had company over for dinner that night so I figured I would make dessert with what I got, but I didn't even have enough to make a cobbler! I had to improvise and use some of the very ripe peaches I had in my fridge with the blackberries. Much to my surprise, this cobbler was one of the best I have ever tasted and was a HUGE hit at dinner that night!
I found THIS recipe and improvised using 1/2 blackberries, 1/2 ripe, peeled peaches. I used about 2 1/2 cups of berries & almost 2 cups of cubed peaches.
In the meantime, mix 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt in a large bowl. Cut in 6 tbsp of butter into the dry mix until it looks like crumbs. Slowly mix in 1/4 cup of boiling water until the mixture is evenly moist.
Transfer your fruit mixture into a baking dish (recipe calls for cast iron skillet but I didn't have one and my casserole dish worked great). Drop your dough into the dish by the spoonful covering the fruit as much as you can.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 25 minutes until the dough is golden brown. I highly recommend you cover a cookie sheet with foil and place it on the rack directly below the dish as the fruit mix did spill over quite a bit during baking.
Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (or Cool Whip since we all got a bunch for free last week, right?!) and ENJOY!