As I was preparing for Father’s Day, I knew Mr. D loved ribs and I did not. I suggested that I treat him to a rib’s meal at a favorite restaurant. To avoid the crowds on Father’s Day we decided to go out on Saturday night. Before I realized it, I had already planned on cooking a special meal for him on Sunday. He was able to decide what we would have. He chose oven baked chicken and yes I do use the shake and bake breading. I suggested corn and he chose cream style corn. As far as another vegetable was concerned, he really didn’t care so I prepared green beans. The deviled eggs were a surprise.
Now when it came to dessert I would have guessed a cobbler or berry pie. That has to be Mr. D’s favorite and I was right about his choice. I have made Ina’s crostada and her peach-blueberry crumble but I know his favorite is one that has been around a long time. I learned how to make this berry pie when I was in high school. I was so amazed that I could really bake a pie. It is super easy to make and we found blackberries at the farmer’s market so that was his berry choice. You could use just about any summer cobbler fruit for sure.
Here is the recipe and it is probably one of the few things I know how to make without reading a recipe.
Preheat oven to 35o degrees. Melt one stick of margarine or butter in a nine-inch baking pan. I use my ancient corning ware dish and it works well for this recipe. I always melt mine as it is preheating and watch it to make sure it doesn’t burn.
Mix together one cup of self rising flour, 1 cup of milk (this can be whole milk or low-fat milk) and 1 cup of sugar but I substituted with 1/2 cup of baking Splenda. Pour over the melted margarine in the baking dish.
Add two to four cups of fresh fruit. I did sweeten the blackberries slightly before I put them into the mixture. If I am using fresh berries, I will use about two cups. If I am using frozen berries and they are squishy, I will usually use more berries.
Bake at 350 degrees for about one hour or until brown.
We ate our cobbler with homemade vanilla ice cream.
I had berries left over and I told Mr. D he could use them in his cereal. He suggested that I make another pie. I told you it was a family favorite. I know I have shared this recipe on my blog before but it is a great recipe to make in the summer time and I think it will become a favorite.
Happy first day of Summer, my favorite time of the year and thanks for stopping by.