Looking for a dessert recently, I came across this one at a food blog called Real Housemoms, hosted by Aubrey. I chose it because they are baked in individual ramekins. I also wanted to try freezing a couple for another day.
I bought the blackberries first to eat as a snack, but there is another person in this household to take care of, and I thought he would prefer a dessert. Searching through several recipes online, this seemed to be just what we needed.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooling time: 45 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla
3/4 cup sugar, divided
3 cups blackberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and 1/2 cup sugar.
Pour in the milk, butter and vanilla, and stir to combine.
In a smaller bowl toss blackberries with the remaining 1/4 cup sugar.
Evenly divide berries into 6 ramekins.
Cover berries with an equal amount of the milk and flour batter.
Place ramekins on a baking sheet and put into the oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until the topping is golden brown and blackberries are bubbling.
Take out and let cool for about ten minutes, or however long it it needs so that you don't burn your mouth on those hot blackberries. I prefer mine warm but my sweet other half said it tastes great straight out of the refrigerator.
We topped it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but whipped cream or English Custard (Crème Anglais as you might see it on restaurant menus), or even Clotted Cream would be good choices.
I found a recipe for Crème Anglais if you would like to give it a try.
I didn't change much to this recipe. I didn't have an entire set of six small ramekins. I used four of the next size up, and had to cook the larger individual cobblers for a few minutes longer.
Also the larger ramekin contained more than enough for two servings.
If you don't have any ramekins, I'm sure a small baking dish would do just as well.
Next time I would like to use more blackberries.
I put the remaining cobblers in the freezer.
It was delicious and has become another keeper.