Blackberry Grunt

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Almost a blackberry cobbler but the dough is more of a dumpling than the other cake types I see everywhere. This is the recipe my great grandmother used for decades.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces

  • 1 cup buttermilk

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour for dusting

  • 6 cups blackberries

  • 1 ¼ cups raw sugar

  • 1 cup water

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 tablespoon raw sugar, or more to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place a piece of aluminum foil on the bottom rack of the oven to catch any drippings.

  2. Mix 1 cup all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a large bowl. Work 1/4 cup butter into flour mixture using your hands until about half the butter has been incorporated and the rest is in pea-sized pieces.

  3. Make a well in the center of the flour-butter mixture; add buttermilk to the well. Stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon until dough just comes together.

  4. Lightly dust a piece of parchment paper with 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour.

  5. Turn dough onto the prepared parchment paper. Shape dough into a ball; wrap parchment paper around dough. Store in refrigerator while preparing the blackberry filling.

  6. Mix blackberries, 1 1/4 cup sugar, and water together in a large bowl.

  7. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 10-inch cast iron skillet over medium heat. Pour blackberry mixture into the melted butter and bring to a simmer. Decrease heat to medium-low; cook and stir until liquid has reduced and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, about 15 minutes.

  8. Gently drop large spoonfuls of dough evenly into the blackberry mixture; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow grunt to cool for 15 to 30 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

490 Calories
13g Fat
89g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 490
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 680mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 89g 32%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 50g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 31mg 153%
Calcium 230mg 18%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 551mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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