Most people would describe this as a cobbler but my grandma called it a pudding. As a child,I always requested this for my birthday instead of a cake. I have also added fresh peaches to the blueberries or used blackberries. If you use frozen berries increase the tapioca a little.
1Preheat oven to 375
Spread washed and dried berries evenly in bottom of cake pan. Sprinkle minute tapioca and lemon juice over berries. Set aside.
2Cream butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar with mixer. Add milk & mix. Combine flour, baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt. Add to batter in 3 parts. add vanilla. spread batter evenly over berries
3Combine 1 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch and 1/2 tsp salt. Evenly coat batter by sprinkling on top. Do not pat or stir in.
4Pour 2 cups boiling water over top and bake.
Safety note: Place pan on oven rack before pouring water. place cookie sheet under pan to catch spill overs. Let cool and do not cover to retain sugar crunch on top. Excellent warm with icecream.