day 26: my day, my way, birthday bliss in a bowl (blackberry cobbler)

The beautiful thing about birthdays is that you get to do whatever in the world you’d like to do and it’s the one day you really don’t have to compromise (unless you’re a twin), rationalize or explain. I don’t know about you, but that sounds like one hell of a day to celebrate and look forward to!

I don’t want to do anything really. I don’t want to blow out a candle or have a cake. I’m in no mood for a party. That’s OK! I do however have an absolutely, gut wrenching craving for a cobbler. It’s sassy, classic, Southern and a little sweet … sounds like the perfect celebratory “cake” for my big day.

You know you want a bite ... blackberries ... cobbler ... nom, nom, nom!

You know you want a bite … blackberries … cobbler … nom, nom, nom!

What you’ll need:

  • 2 cups of fresh fruit, washed and prepared (I’m using blackberries, but you can literally do anything you’d like)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar, plus more for a little luck on top
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sprinkle of fresh ground nutmeg
  • sprinkle of fresh ground cinnamon

What you’ll do:

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
  3. Add in milk, spices and vanilla extract to form a batter
  4. Melt butter in the shallow baking dish of your choice (I’m using my pie pan for easy scooping) in your preheated oven
  5. Pour batter into dish, followed by fruit
  6. Sprinkle with a bit of sugar
  7. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until batter is set
  8. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or a simply a spoon
  9. Enjoy!