Taken from: AllRecipes
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar, divided (you can use up to 1 1/4 cups if you like things sweeter)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Optional: 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon (I omitted but will add next time!)
- 6 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice (I often throw in the lemon zest, too)
- 4 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed and drained
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- In a large bowl, mix the flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, if using. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs using a pastry cutter or two knives. Stir in 1/4 cup boiling water just until mixture is evenly moist.
- In a separate bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in cold water. Mix in remaining 1/2 cup sugar (use more if you like your desserts sweeter), lemon juice (and zest, if using), and blackberries. Transfer to a cast iron skillet, and bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Drop dough into the skillet by spoonfuls. Place skillet on the foil lined baking sheet.
- Bake 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven, until dough is golden brown.