Aunt Joshia Mae's Blackberry Doobie

Jamallah Bergman Recipe

By Jamallah Bergman pmyodb1

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.

Recipe Rating:
 1 Rating
6 to 8


4 pt
fresh blackberries or blueberries
3/4 c
1/2 c
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
1/2 c
vegetable shortening
2/3 c


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.
  • Comments

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    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.
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    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!
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    Alison Voyvodich avoyvodich - Sep 11, 2010
    This sounds really interesting and I can't wait to try it, thanks for sharing.
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    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
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    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.