GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – The Castle Street Cafe in Great Barrington is a hidden gem in the Berkshires featuring the freshest locally grown ingredients. Owner and Chef Michael Ballon showed us how to make a warm blueberry cobbler!
Castle Street Cafe
10 Castle Street
To make a reservation call (413) 528-5244 or visit CastleStreetCafe.com for more information.
3 pints blueberries
1¼ C. sugar
¾ cup cold water
3 Tbsp cornstarch
Grated zest of 1 lemon
For the Topping:
¾ cup sugar
1 cup flour
1T baking powder
3 Tbsp melted butter
Preheat oven to 350˚
Combine 2 pints of blueberries with the sugar, cold water, cornstarch, spices and lemon zest in a saucepot. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. The cornstarch will thicken the mix.
Puree the cooked berry mix briefly on “pulse” in a food processor.
In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked berries with the remaining pint of raw berries, and mix well.
Pour the berry mix into individual ramekins, or into a shallow baking dish.
To make the topping, combine the sugar, flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl, and mix in the egg. Stir well.
Loosely sprinkle the topping over the top of the berries, and then drizzle the melted butter on top.
Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, and serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
Promotional consideration provided by Castle Street Cafe.