I was in a hurry as we in Florida were expecting a hurricane, and that likely means a power outages. I wanted a quick and easy bake, something without a lot of bowls and pans to clean-up. But, I needed a recipe with ingredients that were already in the house. That meant I couldn’t make my Easy Blackberry Cobbler.
I had recently seen the recipe for a Mostly Apples Apple Cake from King Arthur Baking site and it caught my eye. The cake looked like a cross between an apple pie and apple cake, more like a cobbler but not as fruity.
I’m a huge fan of cobblers, crisps, and pies.; my favorite remains fresh peach pie. But blackberries were on sale and so I had two grocery store containers of them.
I started looking for cobbler recipes and had to eliminate a few. One called for cooking the berries in an cast iron skillet on the stove top, then transferring to the oven. Another called for ingredients I didn’t have.
Then I discovered the easy to make recipe (below) for blackberry cobbler. Perfect!
It was the summer of 1956; I was a young girl. My family and I were touring Colonial Williamsburg for the first time. I immediately fell in love with the old Virginia town, a place I have returned to many times. I adored the guides’ colonial costumes and hats. I wanted to take a carriage ride and sleep under a canopy bed. I wanted to live there!