This Rustic Blueberry Cobbler Roll is beyond delicious! I always pick up some fresh blueberries from our farm stands and this was the result of one of my baking days.
I remember that every summer my mother used to make a wonderful blueberry cobbler roll when I was growing up. Sometimes she made it with fresh blackberries. The house smelled so wonderful and this dessert was so delicious. It was a pastry dough filled with fresh berries, rolled, sliced, and baked in a thick, rich syrup.
I regret that I never asked her for that recipe. I have all of her cookbooks and recipe boxes but have never ran across that recipe. My father and I discussed it and he remembered that it was a shortcake type crust. In my mind, it was a thinner dough like a pie crust. I have experimented with both types of crust and do believe it was a shortcake type.
I have tried to re-create the recipe as I remember it. This is a version I made a few days ago. It is not as pretty as the one my mother made, so I am calling mine a “rustic” blueberry cobbler roll. I could not quit spooning out the sauce to sample. My husband and I each ate one piece and I had to give it away before I ate most of it.
I am going to keep working on this recipe to perfect it, but this is worth trying at this stage.
Assemble the ingredients.
Combine the water and sugar, place in baking dish, place in oven to come to a boil.
Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Cut in shortening. Add milk. Stir together, form ball.
Wrap dough in parchment paper and chill 1 to 2 hours.
Roll out on pastry sheet.
Combine berries, sugar, and cinnamon. Spread over dough. Dot with butter.
Roll up like jelly roll.
Cut slices about 1 1/2 inch thick.
Place in syrup. Place any loose berries onto top of rolls or into syrup.
Remove from oven, cool a few minutes, sprinkle with confectioner sugar.
Check out how flaky the crust is.
The syrup will thicken as it sets.
Top this rustic blueberry cobbler roll with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping and enjoy.
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