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Cobble Topped Blackberries

PREP TIME: 10

COOK TIME: 30

SERVES: 6

Ingredients

  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon self-rising flour, plus 1/2 cup 
  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus 1 cup 
  • 2/3 cup white stone-ground cornmeal 
  • Pinch salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. 
  2. Combine the blackberries, 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon of flour in a mixing bowl. Allow it to sit until the berries begin to soften and juices flow, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, grease 6 (8-ounce) ramekins using 2 tablespoons butter and arrange them on a baking sheet.
  4. Divide the berries among the ramekins.  
  5. Cut 1 cup of butter into cubes and freeze.
  6. In a bowl, combine the remaining 1/2 cup sugar, remaining 1/2 cup of flour, the cornmeal and the salt. Cut in the butter with a fork to make a pea-like texture and sprinkle it on top of the berries in the ramekins.
  7. Bake until the berries bubble and the topping is baked to a light golden colour, approximately 25 to 30 minutes.