Thursday, August 21, 2008

Pottery and Blackberries

For my birthday, Dean bought me my first piece of Polish pottery.
The pottery industry here is centuries old and is traditionally blue and white and hand-painted.
They say the inspiration for the original patterns was from the feathers on the tail of a peacock. I love it and look forward to having many pieces when I return.
The best way to break in a new piece of pottery, of course, is to bake in it...
and what better thing to bake than
Blackberry Slump.

Can't resist sharing the recipe with you...
Blackberry Slump
4 C. fresh blackberries
1 C. sugar
1 C. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 C. milk
2 T. unsalted butter, melted
Accompaniment: vanilla ice cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Put berries in ungreased 5-6 Cup glass dish (Polish Pottery) and sprinkle evenly with 3/4 Cup sugar.
Stir together flour, baking powder, salt and remaining 1/4 C. sugar into a bowl. Add milk and butter and whisk until smooth, then pour over berries. Bake slump in middle of oven until top is golden, 40-45 minutes. Cool 20 min. Serve warm Makes 4-6 servings.

Dean gives it a "thumbs up"!


christine said...

Mmmm, sounds delicious! Going to have to try that when blackberries are on sale. Thanks!

jen said...

seriously! wish blackberries were as cheap here as there!