I Thought a Blackberry Slider was a Drink

Blackberries in a range of ripeness, in West H...

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When I first saw information about a Blackberry Slider, I thought, “hmm, I must try that. Sounds good.” Then I found out it was a new smart phone. Disappointment turned to thoughts of the sweet, big, juice fruit and the foods that can be made with blackberries.

I was a farm girl at one point in my life and went on many berry picking sessions. Despite all the scratches from the prickly vines and the heat of the summer, picking berries with my mother and our neighbors still brings back good memories. We used blackberries to make cobblers, pies, jams and jellies and more. Having blackberries on cereal in the morning was a real treat.

Here is one of my favorite recipes using blackberries. It’s a variation of a cobbler, except it is made into a roll.

Blackberry Roll

1 3/4 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup milk

Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter. Add milk. Mix with fork until well blended. Knead the dough lightly until it holds together. Roll out dough. Brush with 2 tablespoons melted butter.

Sprinkle with 2 cups blackberries
1/2 cup sugar

Roll the dough like a jelly roll. Place whole roll into a greased 9×13-inch pan.
Surround it with:
3 cups blackberries
1/2 cup sugar

Bake in 425 degree oven for about 25 minutes. Cut into slices and serve with the sauce from the pan.


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Lee Jackson
Food Writer

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