Saturday, June 30, 2012

Blackberry Cornbread

Well...this certainly isn't something you see everyday.

I'm on a blackberry kick.  My bird Murphy also likes blackberries.  Murphy has a bit of a plucking issue, but that doesn't stop him from being adorable.  He also looks a bit like a blackberry (fruit not outdated smartphone).

Blackberry Cornbread

1 cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 eggs
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 1/2 cups blackberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square glass baking dish, and set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together cornmeal, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.

In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, eggs, and butter.

Pour liquid mixture into the dry mixture, and stir until thoroughly combined. Evenly spread batter into the prepared pan.

Scatter 1 cup of the blackberries over the top of the batter, and press gently until mostly submerged. Scatter the remaining berries on top, and lightly sprinkle with sugar.

Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown around edges and springy to the touch. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting.

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  1. I remember reading years ago in a vet book (not Herriot, another vet) that his cure for feather plucking parrots was "booze 'em and bake 'em". He gave them little tots of alcoholic beverages and advised keeping them in really warm rooms. Maybe the alcohol calms them?

    1. We've tried everything else...perhaps booze and bake is the way! Thanks for the tip. I hope I can find appropriately sized martini glasses! :)