Monday 10 September 2012

Autumnal blackberry and lavender cobbler

The weather is definitely turning cooler plus our ever reliable blackberry plant "Loch Ness" in the garden has once again produced a bumper crop of blackberries, so this recipe was created. I love the subtle flavour lavender adds to blackberries a spicy edge and no hint of old ladies handbag. Cobblers for those not in the know are very popular over the pond in America and are a topping for a sweet dessert made out of a soft scone mixture.

This dish fragrances the house whilst it baking creating that loving fug of a homely dessert, cobblers are never the most beautiful dessert but they more than make up for it in flavour stakes, this is a great combination. Perfect served hot with custard or cream, or cold on its own or with yoghurt or creme fraiche. Why not join in the baking fun by plundering your local hedgerows !

  • Approx 1lb ( 500g) Blackberries
  • 1/2 tsp dried lavender flowers (make sure its an edible variety)
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
Mix all this is one large bowl and then place in your baking dish.
  • 6 oz self raising flour
  • 3 oz butter - soft
  • 125ml plain yoghurt
  • 3oz caster sugar
Mix all this together (preferably in a mixer or food processor) until you a smooth soft sticky mixture, place dollops of this on top of your blackberries , alternatively add a little more flour and use as scone dough and cut cute shapes using a biscuit cutter.

Bake for approx 40 minutes until the cobbler is well risen and golden and blackberry cooked.

I am using this post as my contribution to Simple and in Season this month hosted by Feedingboys

and also for Herbs on Saturday hosted by Karen at Lavender and Lovage

This post is also being linked up to the Great British Blackberry Recipe Round up created by Lavender and Lovage and Farmers Girl Kitchen.



Karen S Booth said...

As ever Linzi, you come up with some amazing recipes, and using my favourite aromatic - lavender. I love the look of this recipe, and thanks so much for entering this lush recipe into Herbs on Saturday, Karen

Unknown said...

What a wonderful pics of Autumnal blackberry and lavender cobbler you have here.
Perhaps you're interested to submit your food photos on a food photography site that has tagline "Food Photography that will make you hungry" :)
It's free to submit, free to join, and a lot of members can enjoy your creation!

lattanzilara said...

Thanks for the tips..

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Katie said...

A gorgeous looking dessert perfect for autumn. I've never tried pairing blackberries with lavender but feel intrigued to try it now! Cobblers are a nice change from crumble... i'm going to make this next time we have people over for a roast. Thanks for linking up :-)

Mich - Piece of Cake said...

Hello, I am dropping by via Herbs on Saturday. I love lavender and can imagine how wonderfully fragrant this is and it would certainly go very well with the berries.

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Janice said...

Lavender and Blackberries, well I haven't tried that and I think I might just have to. Thanks so much for joining us for The Great British Blackberry Recipe Round Up.

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