Blackberry Cobbler


2 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup butter softened
5 cups blackberries or other berry of your choice
3 cups sugar divided plus 1 tablespoon
1 tablespoon lemon juice (I used lime this time because it was all I had and it was just the same)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cups boiling water
1 teaspoon salt divided


Spread the berries in a greased 2 1/2 quart casserole dish. Sprinkle with lemon or lime juice and toss with 1 tablespoon sugar. Berries, especially blackberries can be so tart, the sugar really helps to calm that down. You want them to taste like way you would if you were eating them alone.
Put your water on to boil. In a medium bowl stir the flour, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, milk, butter, baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. The mixture will be thick. That’s just how you want it. Spoon over the berries and spread to the edges. Set aside. Make sure the batter is all the way to the edge so that it makes a seal.
In a small bowl mix the remaining sugar, starch and salt and sprinkle evenly over the batter.