Where my parent's live on Camano Island, Washington, there are endless amounts of berries on their property. They have a large berry patch of boysenberries, logan berries and cascade berries and then the blackberries just grow in the wild. Here's a picture of my dad with my kids driving through their back property (their front property is the Puget Sound, so pretty). The berry patch is on the right and apples trees on the left.
I love blackberries, but my parent's don't ever pick them. So when I was there last month, we picked and picked. Did I mention they have fresh crab all summer too? This is one of the pots my dad pulled. There were 11 crab in one pot! They sometimes get 50+ crab in a weekend.
Here it is before I put it in the oven. I followed the recipe exactly. I baked it at 350 degrees for one hour and it still didn't look done. So I baked it another 10 minutes and took it out.
I should have left it in longer. I was afraid of overcooking the bottom of it, but even with the extra 10 minutes, it was still undercooked. Edible (I still managed to eat almost the entire thing by myself over the course of a few days), but could have used another 10 minutes in the oven. Also, I'm not sure if I put in too many berries and maybe the moisture from the berries contributed to needing a longer cook time. So, if you make this, just cook it until you know it's completely cooked. It was good, but could have been even better, more cakelike, had I cooked it the proper time.
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