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Bumbleberry Cobbler

bumbleberry-cobbler-green-garlic-dipping-oil-bouillabaisse-009As far as I know, there’s no such thing as a bumbleberry.  I think it’s a term used to name a mixture of berries or a wild berry that you don’t know the name of.  Anyway, you can use any mixture of berries for this dessert, and today I used some raspberries and blueberries that I froze last summer.  When I think about the berry patch I’ll plant this spring, I imagine making lots of cobblers, pies, crisps, jams, jellies, and freezing berries so we can eat them all winter long.

  • about 1 1/2 quarts (3 pints) of mixed berries
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 stick cold butter, diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • pinch of sugar for sprinkling

Combine berries with 3 Tbsp sugar, pour into a baking dish.  Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar in a large bowl.  Crumble the butter into the dry ingredients using your fingers.  Mix the egg and buttermilk, then pour into the dry ingredients, reserving about 1 Tbsp of the egg/buttermilk mixture.  Stir to combine, then knead gently.  Form into about 9 biscuits and place on top of the berries.  Brush the egg/buttermilk mixture thinly on top of the biscuits, then sprinkle sugar on top of the biscuits.  Bake at 350°F for 35-45 minutes, until the biscuits are golden brown and the berries are bubbling up around them.  Serve warm with sweetened whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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