We decided to add a third part to our Ayanna Berkshire posts because we think she’s so groovy!
Ayanna decided to share a family cobbler recipe after all the Team Berry Cobbler talk! It sounds really yummy and she was very kind to share something that clearly means so much to her, like picking berries with her brother. When the fun is over, good memories are all we have and this sounds like a special one for her!
One thing I noticed about Ayanna, she doesn’t seem to age. Every photo I have of her looks like it could have been taken the same day. How is that possible? Beautiful!
Ayanna’s Cobbler recipe:
When I was younger my little brother Eli and I were sent out every summer into our backyard to pick blackberries. My mom would cut the tops off of gallon milk jugs and if I remember correctly we may have even been paid by the gallon of berries picked. My mom ran a beautiful Bed and Breakfast out of our home and the house specialty was her yummy, bubbly berry cobbler with fresh vanilla ice cream (or heavy cream) on top.
I even made this for my prom! Instead of going out to dinner like a traditional prom night, I invited my prom date Josh over and made lasagna with Berry cobbler for dessert. This cobbler is a piece of summer for me and a piece of my childhood. This recipe is an adaptation of one found in the Alice Bay Cookbook.
½ C. Sugar
½ C. Unbleached flour
1 t. Salt
8 C. Blackberries
3T Lemon juice
Mix together everything except butter and place in a 9”X13” baking pan. Dot with butter and bake, uncovered in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes until hot and bubbly.
While filling is baking, prepare the Biscuit Topping:
2C. sifted unbleached flour
4t. Bk. Powder
1 t. salt
½ t. nutmeg
½ C. butter
2/3 cups milk
1 egg slightly beaten
Mix dry ingredients together; gradually cut in butter, add milk and egg. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
Spoon biscuit mixture on top of berry filling in 10-12 dollops.
Return to oven for 20 minutes or until biscuits are browned and a knife can be inserted cleanly into the center of the biscuit. Cool before eating. Serve with fresh cream or ice cream.
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