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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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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

489.6 calories; protein 8.5g 17% DV; carbohydrates 89.2g 29% DV; fat 13.2g 20% DV; cholesterol 32.1mg 11% DV; sodium 680.3mg 27% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2020
I’m a cobbler kinda guy, but I also like biscuits. Seemed like a natural fit for the fresh picked blackberries. I used ginger beer when reducing the filling and it was delicious! Read More