Aunt Joshia Mae's Blackberry Doobie

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Serves: 6 to 8


4 pt fresh blackberries or blueberries
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c water
4 Tbsp butter, cut into pieces (1/2 stick)
2 Tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 cup water
2 c self rising flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 c vegetable shortening
2/3 c milk

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Jamallah Bergman Recipe
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Atlanta, GA (pop. 420,003)
Member Since May 2010
Jamallah's notes for this recipe:
Now I like the strange and unusual when it comes to things. And when I read this recipe, I had to do a double take cause I was wondering to myself, "What the hell is a blackberry doobie?",lol. But this is another good recipe from Mrs. LaBelle. You can use blueberries or a combo of berries but not strawberries. Plus you can also use frozen berries as well with this recipe.
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In a deep 12 inch skillet, toss the berries,sugar,water and butter. Bring to a simmer over medium heat,stirring often. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the dissolved cornstarch and cook until the juices thicken, about 1 minute.
Meanwhile,make the dumplings: In a medium bowl, mix the flour and sugar. Add the shortening. Using a fork or a pastry blender,cut the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Using a fork, stir in the milk. Using a scant tbsp of dough for each dumpling, roll into 24 balls and place on a baking sheet.
Drop the dumplings into the simmering berries. Cover tightly and cook until the dumplings are cooked through, about 20 minutes. Serve hot, spooned into individual bowls.

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user Karen Smith smilin - Sep 10, 2010
When I seen Doobie, to be honest my mind went in a different direction... bad Karen tsk tsk. I love blackberries, think thats how I will make this.
user Jamallah Bergman pmyodb1 - Sep 10, 2010
lmao Karen, I was thinking the exact same thing so don't worry,lmao,you weren't the only one!
user Alison Voyvodich avoyvodich - Sep 11, 2010
This sounds really interesting and I can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing.
user sylvia floyd specialocakesion - Mar 22, 2013
my mom made this when we were children, though not a baker, she could make the best cobblers, and doobies, so happy to find this site and this recipe
user Maria B Alphagirl11 - May 7, 2013
I can't wait to try this recipe. It is similiar to the doobies my mother used to make when I was a little girl, except she used fresh mulberries my sister and I picked from the tree.

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