Thursday, April 30, 2015

Gluten Free Blackberry Cobbler

Can you believe summer is almost here?  I could swear the school year just started.  With summer comes some delicious fruits that make amazing desserts.  One of those beloved summer fruits happen to be growing in my very own backyard as I write this!'re looking at it right now being featured in this blog post...blackberries.  Now, I have to admit, the blackberries used to make this Gluten Free Blackberry Cobbler are not from my vines, but they were on sale at the store and it made me excited for things to come!  I only have two ripe berries at this time, but lots of little green babies ready to grow and be made into more cobbler (and pies and jams)!

Gluten Free Blackberry Cobbler
I used a new to me gluten free flour blend this time, Namaste Gluten Free Organic Perfect Flour Blend.  The batter for this Gluten Free Blackberry Cobbler came out so fluffy with a nice little sugary crisp to the top of it.  A great combo with the sweet berries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.  You could also make this cobbler using peaches instead of berries (but you would have to call it a peach cobbler, because a berry cobbler with peaches is just confusing).

 You could use any gluten free flour blend.  I would recommend either Namaste or  the blend on the blog, as those are the two I have used and know to work well.  Namaste contains xanthan gum, so if you use one that doesn't have it, make sure and add 1 tsp.

Recipe from: Goodies Gone Gluten Free
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1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
4 cups fresh blackberries
1/2 cup water
1-2/3 cups sugar (divided)
1 cup gluten free flour blend (add 1 tsp. xanthan gum if your mix doesn't have it)
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 plus 1 Tbsp. milk
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In a 9-inch baking dish melt butter in oven.  Set aside once melted.  Bring to a boil berries, water and 1/2 the sugar.  Remove from heat.  Make the batter of flour, baking powder and other half of sugar and milk.  Pour batter evenly over melted butter.  Pour fruit over batter and sprinkle with cinnamon and an extra tsp. of sugar.  Bake at 375 degrees F for 35 to 40 minutes or until batter is set and puffy and fruit is bubbly.  Serve with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.