THE WEATHER VANE BLACKBERRY COBBLER

Source: The Weather Vane, Mesa, Arizona

Crust
1 T. sugar
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 C. shortening
1/2 C. buttermilk
1 1/3 C. flour

Mix sugar, baking powder, salt, shortening, buttermilk and 3/4 cup of flour
to form a sticky dough. Spread remaining flour on a work surface and knead
dough until most of the flour is incorporated and dough is manageable. Roll
dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and cut into large pieces. Cover
blackberry filling with dough, overlapping pieces, patchwork style.

Filling
1 1/2 lb. Marion blackberries
1 1/3 C. sugar
3 1/2 T. flour
1 1/3 T. vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients and put into prepared pan.


Topping
1/2 T. melted butter
2 1/2 tsp. sugar

Drizzle melted butter over dough and sprinkle with sugar. Bake until crust
is golden-brown and filling is bubbly, about 50 minutes. Makes 8 to 10
servings.