We went blueberry picking at an organic farm in Afton, NY.
 So far, we have frozen 17 quarts and have made lots of
Blueberry Cobbler and Blueberry Buckle
as well as spiced blueberry jam and blueberry peach jam.



As you can see from this picture, a wise person will put the pie-pan on a raised-edge cookie sheet, as recommended in the recipe.

Here's the recipe we used:

It's from America's Test Kitchen
Blueberry Cobbler 
from the Episode: Crisps, Cobblers, and Gratins, Summer Fruit Desserts
from the Companion Book: Cooking at Home 

While the blueberries are baking, prepare the ingredients for the biscuit topping, but do not stir the wet into the dry ingredients until just before the berries come out of the oven. A standard or deep-dish 9-inch pie pan works well; an 8-inch-square baking dish can also be used. Vanilla ice cream or lightly sweetened whipped cream is the perfect accompaniment. To reheat leftovers, put the cobbler in a 350-degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until heated through.

Serves 6 to 8

Filling
1/2
cup granulated sugar (3 1/2 ounces)
1
tablespoon cornstarch 


pinch table salt 
6
cups fresh blueberries (30 ounces), picked over
1 1/2
teaspoons grated lemon zest 
1
tablespoon lemon juice 

Biscuit Topping
1
2
tablespoons cornmeal , stone-ground
1/4
cup granulated sugar , plus 2 teaspoons for sprinkling
2
teaspoons baking powder 
1/4
teaspoon baking soda 
1/4
teaspoon table salt 
4
tablespoons unsalted butter (1/2 stick), melted
1/3
cup buttermilk 
1/2
teaspoon vanilla extract 
1/8
teaspoon ground cinnamon 


See Illustrations Below: Assembling the Cobbler

1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees.

2. For the filling: Stir sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and salt together in large bowl. Add berries and mix gently with rubber spatula until evenly coated; add lemon zest and juice and mix to combine. Transfer berry mixture to 9-inch glass pie pan, place pie pan on rimmed baking sheet, and bake until filling is hot and bubbling around edges, about 25 minutes.

3. For the biscuit topping: Whisk flour, cornmeal, 1/4 cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in large bowl to combine. Whisk melted butter, buttermilk, and vanilla in small bowl. Mix remaining 2 teaspoons sugar and cinnamon in second small bowl and set aside. One minute before berries come out of the oven, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients; stir with rubber spatula until just combined and no dry pockets remain.

4. To assemble and bake cobbler: Remove berries from oven; increase oven temperature to 425 degrees. Pinch off 8 equal-sized pieces biscuit dough and place on hot berry filling, spacing them at least 1/2 inch apart (they should not touch). Sprinkle each mound of dough with cinnamon-sugar. Bake until filling is bubbling and biscuits are golden brown on top and cooked through, 15 to 18 minutes. Cool cobbler on wire rack 20 minutes and serve.


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We also made blueberry buckle.  This calls for four cups of blueberries, so it's really dense.
It has a crumb topping.
Let me know if you would like the recipe,


Both of these were outstanding with  whipped cream!!

We have lots of berries, so if you have a good recipe, we would love to try it!

Some of my other kitchen experiments:
You can click on these links to see them.
Altoids copycat
Apple pie
Bean Soup
World's greatest Biscuits
Blueberry Buckle
Blooming Bread
Challah Bread
Dill Pickles
Elderflower Wine
Focaccia
No-Knead Bread
Peanut Butter
Potimarron squash pie
Raised Rich Rolls
Raisin Bread
Ravioli
Yorkshire Pudding or Popovers

Send questions or comments or recipes to us.
We love to hear from people.

Created July 28, 2007

Photos by Leslie 

This has been a spring and summer of getting around. 2005

You can see those pictures:
We're off to Maine for a week of pictures and lobster!  Day 5
The New York State Fair - lots of chickens and other animals.
A search for Rexford Falls and finding the Sherburne Historic District.
Antique Firetrucks in Liverpool.
Balloons at the Spiedie Fest.
A trip to Utica to see Munson-Williams-Proctor Museum and Fountain Elms
We rented a canoe at Nathaniel Cole Park.

A visit to Hanford Mills and the Lumberjack Show
Hancock Shaker Village.
A trip to Pixley Falls and Delta Lake.
We watched them set up the Big Top at the Circus
We went to the Utica Zoo
Then we went to the Syracuse Zoo
Wickwire House in Cortland
A trip to babysit the grandkids
A visit to Boston to see a Red Sox Game
Drive through Edmeston area to see the animals
Ithaca Herbert F. Johnson museum trip
Skaneateles
And there are lots of pictures of our trip out west.



Hot adventures
from other summers:

Chittenango Falls
Fort Stanwix
Carousels

2007
Our trip to Baltimore and Washington.
Baltimore people watching
Baltimore Architecture
Baltimore Orioles game
we're off to Washington, DC
Washington flowers are here
American Indian museum
Fireworks on the Fourth of July


Garden - heirloom tomatoes
     Garden in June
We made Dill Pickles
And we picked blueberries and made blueberry buckle and cobbler.


B-Mets game
A strange vine appeared
    It's carrion flower - or Jacob's ladder.
We went to Meredith Dairy Days
Downy Woodpecker feeds its baby.


2006
 travel to
Texas
Texas Day 1 San Antonio to Pearsall
Texas Day 2 Pearsall to Laredo
Texas Day 3 Laredo to Brownsville
Texas Day 4 South Padre Island

Texas Signs amused us
More signs.

Art Museum at Vassar



Mid Atlantic:  
Longwood Gardens
Assateague
Longwood Fountains
Longwood Flowers
Winterthur
Winterthur Silver
Winterthur Children's Park



Old Stone Fort, Schoharie, NY
Cherry Valley, New York
CMOG  Corning Museum of Glass -



Home

Other interests: 

House and Garden

Tomatoes

No Knead Bread

 Dill Pickles

 blueberry buckle and cobbler.


daffodil 3

 Critters
Animals hummingbirds  2
robin baby

Gray Fox

Insects  - moth pictures - polyphemus

luna 
Hummingbird Moth  1  2
butterflies
Seasons 
Winter 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Storm

October Snow
Oxford 
Oxford House
Tree Disaster
In Autumn    Before/After Exterior

Cazenovia
Stone Quarry Hill Art Park  2

kids on the swing