I got this recipe from my Granma. Don’t you love the name? It sounds like a creature from a Nintendo Mario game, or something.

This recipe is super-easy, and super-packed with buttery and sugary goodness, but if you want some variations, I listed those, too, below.

Pretty easy, and quick, and tasty. Good for kids or beginners (I fit into both those categories when Granma and Granpa taught me their recipes, so…)


Above is an example of a biscuit-on-top cobbler.


  • 1 cup of butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of self-rising flour
  • 1.5 – 2 cups of berries of choice


  1. Place the butter in a baking dish, and place the dish in an oven at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. You’re just gonna get it all melted.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the flour, sugar, and milk in a bowl or measuring cup.
  3. When the butter is melted, toss in the flour mixture. Don’t bother with stirring:DSC_0387.JPG(pretty, ain’t it?)
  4. Sprinkle the berries on top.
  5. If you want, on top you can add a few small chunks of cubed butter, sprinkle some sugar or cinnamon, or pour a half-cup of water to make it less chewy.
  6. Bake for 45-60 minutes, depending on your oven and berry types. Check it every ten minutes, and take it out when it’s set.

blackb cobbler

Notes and Variations:

  • About the butter: Some people (myself included) find that this is a bit too much butter for them. If you like butter, then go for it! But if not, reducing the amount will be fine, even if you only use one stick. I use about 10 tablespoons of coconut oil, but that’s just me. (I love tropical flavours)
  • As for the sugar, using half-brown, and half-white is really nice, but you can use any combination you like. Personally, I use only about a half-cup of brown, and nothing else, because I don’t like super-sweet things.
  • If using all-purpose, add in 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp baking powder.
  • This recipe should hold true for blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, pear chunks, and even canned pumpkin. Seriously, this recipe is so simple, it’s difficult to mess it up. Don’t be afraid to juggle the ratios or your filling.
  • Some people prefer cobblers with the bready stuff on top. If you’re one of those people, you will have to mix the butter in a bowl with your dry ingredients, put the fruit in, then pour or spoon the batter on top. If you go this route, I recommend adding another 1/2 cup of flour to make it thicker and more biscuit-like.

Hope you enjoy! Have a great day.

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