Image courtesy of the Laden Table of Shacklewell
Blackberries are a hearty vine. Their thorns protect them from wildlife that would otherwise eat their fruit. However, one of the recent hybrids, the Triple Crown, is thornless.
With or without modern variations though, the blackberry has been a popular plant for centuries. The Greeks and Romans both used them for medicinal purposes, however, popular English folklore prohibits the eating of blackberries after the 29th of September. It’s said that on that day, St. Michaelmas, the devil comes by and tramples on the blackberries making them inedible. The legend probably developed because blackberries are in season from May to August, and by late September the berries have molded or rotted on the vines.
Senate Bill 163 designated the Blackberry, Rubus, R. occidentalis, as the official fruit of the State of Alabama.”
“The blackberry is named and designated as the official fruit of Kentucky. Effective: July 13, 2004
History: Created 2004 Kentucky. Acts ch. 114, sec. 1, effective July 13, 2004.
Alabama and Kentucky State Fruit
[ad#Google 250 x 250 right]
- 1 cup blackberries
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoons sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
Directions for Blackberry Pancakes
- Beat eggs until light and fluffy.
- Beat in buttermilk and soda.
- Sift flour, salt, sugar and baking powder.
- Add flour mixture to egg mixture, beating well to make a thin batter.
- Add blackberries and butter.
- Fry on a hot buttered griddle until puffy and golden brown, turning cake only once. Serve very hot.
-Recipe from Larriland Farms
Delicious Blackberry Pancakes for You
[wpzon keywords="blackberry pancake"]
- APA style
- Blackberry Pancakes – Alabama and Kentucky State Fruit. (2011, December 2). In Coast2CoastRecipes. Retrieved 17:10, June 19, 2013, from http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/blackberry-pancakes-alabama-and-kentucky-state-fruit/
- MLA style
- admin, “Blackberry Pancakes – Alabama and Kentucky State Fruit.” Coast2CoastRecipes. 2 December 2011, 15:24 UTC. . 19 Jun 2013 <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/blackberry-pancakes-alabama-and-kentucky-state-fruit/>.
- MHRA style
- admin, 'Blackberry Pancakes – Alabama and Kentucky State Fruit', Coast2CoastRecipes, 2 December 2011, 15:24 UTC, <http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/blackberry-pancakes-alabama-and-kentucky-state-fruit/> [accessed 19 June 2013]
- The Chicago Manual of Style
- admin, “Blackberry Pancakes – Alabama and Kentucky State Fruit.” Coast2CoastRecipes, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/blackberry-pancakes-alabama-and-kentucky-state-fruit/ [accessed June 19, 2013].
- CBE/CSE style
- admin, Blackberry Pancakes – Alabama and Kentucky State Fruit [Internet]. Coast2CoastRecipes; 2011 December 2, 15:24 UTC [cited 2013 Jun 19]. Available from: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/blackberry-pancakes-alabama-and-kentucky-state-fruit/.
- Bluebook style
- Blackberry Pancakes – Alabama and Kentucky State Fruit, http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/blackberry-pancakes-alabama-and-kentucky-state-fruit/ (last visited Jun. 19, 2013).
- AMA style
- admin, Blackberry Pancakes – Alabama and Kentucky State Fruit. Coast2CoastRecipes. December 2, 2011, 15:24 UTC. Available at: http://coast2coastrecipes.com/2009/08/blackberry-pancakes-alabama-and-kentucky-state-fruit/. Accessed June 19, 2013.