At first I wasn’t sure what a Blackberry Buckle brought to the table that fruit cobblers, crisps and crumbles did not. It seemed rather superfluous. But that was before I tried this one.
Initially I was driven to make this Blackberry Buckle by a desire to use my miniature cast iron pan mixed with good, old-fashioned curiosity.
But after one bite, I realized the error of my ways. How could I have prematurely judged this sensational dessert?! And it was so easy to make. One bowl and one cast iron skillet and you have a fabulous old-fashioned dessert.
It’s called a buckle because the batter buckles in the middle with the weight of the blackberries. The batter is sweet and fluffy. The consistency is somewhere between a pancake and a cornbread.
The sweet batter balances the slightly tart blackberries and, when topped with a generous serving of vanilla ice cream, rivals the best cobbler out there.
You absolutely must try this easy, fast, old-fashioned berry dessert! I promise it will soon become a part of your Summer berry dessert rotation!