self rising flour, sifted
1In a bowl cut half of the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
2Cut in the remaining shortening until the particles resemble large peas.
3Sprinkle with water and stir with a fork.
4Shape into a ball and wrap in waxed paper.
6Reserve 2 tablespoons of sugar for the topping and combine the remaining sugar and cornstarch thoroughly.
7Add the fruit and lemon juice.
8Divide the dough in half and roll out in sections to fit a 2-quart dish, lining the bottom and sides.
9Pour the blackberries into the pastry lined dish.
10Dot with butter, reserving 2 tablespoons for the top.
11Bring the pastry over the fruit and dot with the remaining sugar and butter.
12Bake at 375F for 55 minutes.