½ c butter
½ c granulated sugar
1 tsp baking soda
¼ tsp salt
½ c milk
1 Tbs vanilla
3 1/2 c blackberries
¼ c granulated sugar
1 tsp grated lemon zest
¼ c butter
½ c brown sugar
Preheat oven to 375° F.
For the batter: Beat butter at medium speed until creamy. Add sugar and egg, beating well. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture alternately with milk. Mix well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Pour into an ungreased glass 8x8 baking pan.
Please to enjoy this alternative view of zesting.
For the fruit: Combine the blackberries, sugar, and lemon zest. Stir until well mixed.
The juiciness is obscene.
For the topping: Combine the flour and sugar. Cut the butter into the mixture until crumbly. Sprinkle on top of the fruit mixture.
This seemed wrong, but in an, "if it is I don't want to be right", kind of way.
See, this looks OK.
Place atop a baking sheet to catch any drips, overflows, or splatters. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes.
Yes. That is a pool of butter. Don't be afraid.
And if you'd like to follow my version of this recipe all word-for-word and what not, but don't want to print out all my ramblings, a nice printable version lives here. Go on, I won't be offended.
Now, as far as the doggie poo bags go - that's still on the list, but after wrestling with an obstinate bobbin throughout two very simple projects (the other one is a birthday secret!), I was in no mood to continue the torture to make holders for poo bags. That will come at a later date, when the bobbin has had time to think about what it did and make amends.
For now, it has been sent to its room without dessert, and so we shared it (and some of Bubba's amazing BBQ) with our neighbors last night for an end of summer din-din of sorts.
Buckle not pictured. It was warming in the oven. Sorry to mislead you.
Hope you had a great long weekend,