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Blackberry Cobbler- St. Michael the Archangel- September 29

Updated: Feb 3, 2022

It's MICHAELMAS Day, also known as the Feast of the Archangels!

The St. Michael's Lent ends today so if you powered through that Novena, you are amazing! I have a little bit about the feast day below the recipe (because raise your hand if you hate having to scroll past a ton of text to get to a recipe).

Celebrating St. Michael and the archangels is a must right?! We integrated the St. Michael prayer into our marriage from the very beginning and I cannot recommend doing that with your family enough. He is there fighting our spiritual battles alongside us and I have always felt his presence in challenging times. I encourage you to find a place for him in your home.

Alright now for the recipe, which is what you are here for!

Why Blackberries?

I'm part Irish so this traditional folk tale brings a little bit of my own culture into our home. It is said that when Satan was kicked out of Heaven that he landed in a blackberry patch! He returns every year to curse and spit on the fruit that he landed on, making them sour so they cannot be picked after the feast of Michaelmas. This story has inspired a yearly tradition of a blackberry dessert! This year I went with blackberry cobbler and this easy recipe was taken from The Pioneer Woman.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Bake Time: 1:00 hour

Yields: 8 servings


  • 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)

  • 1 1/4 c. sugar

  • 1 c. self rising flour

  • 1 c. milk

  • 2 c. fresh blackberries (two small containers will suffice)

There is no easier blackberry cobbler recipe online, this was perfect for making in the middle of the week. However, it is also pretty non-traditional in the sense that it is more cakey but will still give you the cobbled texture on top which is where this dessert gets its name.

Before you get going, take your 1/2 cup of butter and place it in a small glass bowl to melt in the microwave. While that is melting, you can pour 1 cup of sugar into a glass mixing bowl.

Measure out 1 cup of self rising flour and add that to your bowl of sugar. Now reach for your milk!

Pour in 1 cup of milk like so! I took this own action shot by myself without spilling milk all over the place. Look out world, my left hand is going places.

Whisk those three ingredients together until your mixture is nice and smooth.

Now grab my favorite ingredient, the butter, and pour it into your well-whisked wet mixture. Careful, the glass might still be hot.