Blackberry Cobbler

Make the most of Autumn blackberries with this delicious dessert.


  • 1 lb blackberries (washed and drained)
  • 120 ml water
  • 0.50 tsp nutmeg
  • 0.50 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 oz cornflour
  • for the topping:
  • 12 oz plain flour
  • 1 ½ tbsp baking powder
  • 2 oz butter
  • 380 ml double cream


  1. In a saucepan combine sugar, cornflour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  2. Gradually stir in the water. Bring mixture to the boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from the heat. Put blackberries into a heatproof dish and pour liquid over.
  4. Sift flour and baking powder together. Cut butter into chunks, add and cut into flour mixture until it becomes the size of peas.
  5. Pour in the cream and stir rapidly with hand to form dough.
  6. Place on floured work surface and pat out with hands and then using a round scone cutter (if you don’t have one, the top of a glass will do) cut into rounds. Place on top of the blackberries.
  7. Bake at 180°C for 25 minutes.


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