We went blackberry picking yesterday morning because it was a beautiful day. With a cool breeze and beautiful sunshine, it really reminded me of a summer day at Northland Camp. I hope our family can go there for family camp one of these days - I would LOVE it!
She was serious about pickin'...until she got her foot wrapped around a stray thorny bush. Things went quickly downhill after that. Poor thing....I still dragged her around encouraging her to shake it off and get more berries! While we were "having fun", the girls were throwing shoes and car keys out of the wagon while I wasn't looking. I didn't even realize it until I got to my car and found out that all those items were missing. We went back through and found 3 out of 4 shoes and a set of car keys. Whew. Always an adventure around here. :O)
Here is what we came out with! Juicy and HUGE...some of them were still tart, but I couldn't throw the red ones away that my sweet Brooke picked!
Of course we had to go and bake them in something. We made muffins after nap time. Brooke was so excited that we used her berries! This is a great basic coffee cake recipe for any fruit you have on hand!
Blackberry Coffee Cake Muffins
(I used this recipe. I also made this last weekend using blueberries and a 9 inch pan and it was wonderful!)
First: Preheat your oven to 375°F.