Blackberry Roll Recipe
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup plus 1 teaspoon sugar (divided use)
4 T. shortening
2/3 – 3/4 cup milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
6 cups fresh blackberries (divided use)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
To make your blackberry roll, combine flour, salt, baking powder and 1 teaspoon sugar. Cut in shortening with a pastry blender. If you wish, you can use a food processor. Be careful not to over mix and when adding the shortening to the processor just pulse 5 – 8 times.
Add milk; mix well. Turn the dough out of the bowl onto a lightly floured board; knead several times until you can form a nice round dough ball. With a rolling pin, roll out the blackberry roll ball to a thickness of 1/3-inch then brush with some melted butter.
Place the 3 cups of the berries evenly on the dough, sprinkle the 1/2 cup of the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg evenly around. Roll the dough up like a jelly roll, pinching seams together. Brush with melted butter.
Place in a well-oiled – you can spray with Pam (less calories), 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Surround with remaining berries and sugar. Bake at 425°F. for about 30 minutes. Sprinkle the blackberry roll with powdered sugar. Slice and serve with sauce from the pan and a dollop of whipped cream.
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