Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Blackberry Bliss

Blackberries are prolific on the prairie
Usually there ripe in July 
But it was an unusual Spring
and so the blackberries
are a bit later this year.

But they're abundant
and, unlike in our early days on the prairie, 
we buy our blackberries at the Farmer's Market
rather than pick them.

We like them plain for breakfast with a shower of sugar and a pour of cream,
in cobblers, in pies, in muffins

And . . . 

blackberry turnovers.
A tray fresh from the oven.

They're simple --
 a cup of berries cooked with sugar, cornstarch and water and a pinch of salt
until they're "jammy"
And then put in squares of puff pastry and baked.

Just perfect

For a late summer dessert.
Showered with powdered sugar to make them "perfect"

In the breakfast room
Filled with blue and white
Shamelessly, we serve coffee in our teapot!

It's a mix of Spode Blue Room and Blue Italian
two of our favorite Spode blue and white patterns!

Crisp browned puff pastry
surrounding a sweet blackberry filling.

A tea napkin and an English dessert fork.

It's Thursday and I'm joining Cuisine Kathleen for Let's Dish and Susan at Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday.


Entertaining Women said...

Well, this has to be a black berrypalooza. I love blackberries! Blackberry cobbler, hot with a scoop of ice cream...oh my. The blue and whites are beautiful, as always. Thanks for inviting us for a peak. Cherry Kay

Tea in Texas said...

The blackberries are one of my favorite and wonderful in any dessert. The turnovers look so yummy. I know you enjoy using your blue and white tranferware Spode. Have a lovely week!


Bernideen said...

I imagine your hubby loved these!!! Mine would!


Thanks for the idea for these yummy BlackBerry turned over dessert! I did your last cake you shared for Bible Reading with apples and blackberries was a hit! I did a post and mentioned you too. Lovely setting as well.

Scribbler said...

I have a freezer full of blackberries, and I am always looking for something besides cobbler and jam to make with them The puffy turnovers look wonderful, and just might be on the agenda for this weekend.

Deb said...

Oh, they look delicious. And your blue

Marijke said...

Hallo Martha I am your latest folower. What a great blog you have.
Greatings from Holland

Debbie said...

I love blackberry cobbler, and as I looked at this I thought about how great it would be to kind of portion it out for two with a recipe like that. That way, I don't eat a whole cobbler by myself. (Because my husband actually has self control.)

Delvalina said...

It looks like perfect dessert Martha :)

Susan Freeman said...

Those turnovers look heavenly and just perfect with your pretty blue and white transferware.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Diane said...

Martha - this post really touched my heart. I used to help my mother pick blackberries every year for her to make jelly. She was famous for it and I have never liked jelly, so I never ate any, after she made it! However, I did enjoy our time together picking the berries. I would definitely eat your turnovers, especially, after seeing how you presented them - lovely!

Sharlotte said...

Oh my, this is just so inviting! I am going to try those turnovers, I love all berries and this recipe will indeed be a favorite! AND they are the perfect delight for your gorgeous dishes! What a pretty setting!
Thanks for sharing and dropping by my site.
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Marlis said...

Martha, I love blackberries! The sweet turnover looks amazing. What a wonderful treat. You know that blue and white just makes everything look its best. xo marlis

Diann said...

Oh, blackberries are one of my top 3 favorite fruits! these look so wonderful! A beautiful tea and treat!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Those look delicious and I do love black berry anything, that might be one of the reasons...Love the dishes too pretty the blue and white...Phyllis

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Oh my, do these look good! With tea or coffee they would be a treat. I'll be making something similar on the weekend. Enjoy your day, Martha.


Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

These look delicious. I love blackberries.

Pat said...

I love that you used your tea pot for coffee!!!
Gorgeous tablescape with your beautiful blue & white dishes, dear friend!!!
"Mr. Ed" adores blackberries!!!
Thanks for sharing!!!