Updated: Apr 5, 2020
A traditional blackberry cobbler recipe featuring pecans from Lampman Pecan Company grown by third-generation farmer, Eric Lampman.
Blackberry cobbler is a classic staple for any true southerner, especially in my kitchen, but this week I decided to put a little spin on it! This recipe was baked by b. marie bakery using pecans from Lampman Pecan Company. That's right...#PECANS!
Lucky for me, both of my siblings are married to two different Texas Pecan farming families. How cool is that? Recently, I caught up with my little sister, Brooke, and her husband, Eric Lampman, for a little kitchen inspiration. Being that today is #NationalAgDay, I thought what better way to share a recipe than to feature the farmer and highlight the product from FARM to BAKED.
WHY DO YOU FARM?
"It's a feeling I have deep inside me. I choose to farm because when I look back on my life I feel comfort knowing what I do matters." - Eric
Eric's passion for farming began at a young age. He started farming right out of high school after growing up on the farm alongside his dad and grandfather. He always knew he wanted to work outside because he liked seeing crops grow and loved harvest time. Eric's joy for farming and determination for improvement has only increased with time.
THE FAMILY BUSINESS
Lampman Pecan Company is located in De Leon, TX and has been in business for 50 years. Eric Lampman is a third-generation farmer for Lampman Farms. Because of Eric and his family's dedication, Lampman Farms is able to produce pecans, watermelons, cotton, hay, peanuts, and maintain a successful cow-calf operation.
Lampman Pecan Company offers many varieties of pecans as well as products such as candied pecans at their retail store in De Leon. The majority of their pecans are shipped all over the United States to numerous bakeries, restaurants, and other entities.
"I try not to stand still doing the same thing over and over. I'm always looking for new ideas and opportunities to help grow in this industry." - Eric
Brooke, Eric's wife, admires her husband's passion for farming. In fact, they even got married beneath hundreds of pecan trees on the family land. Talk about a love for farming! It was a beautiful wedding.
Eric's passion for farming is paralleled by his passion for his faith. He gives up all credit when reflecting on the blessings he has received and the opportunity he has to do what he loves. Both Eric and Brooke expect the family farm to carry on with this faith for generations to come. Eric plans to pass on his farming heritage to his children, one of which, (McLane Lampman), has already shown interest in farming...even at the shy young age of 10 months old. ;)
The future of the agricultural industry is bright. I am proud to be the sister-in-law of a Texas Pecan Farmer. Thank you, Eric, and the rest of the Lampman Family for your dedication to agriculture.
NATIONAL AG DAY
Today, and every day, we thank the hardworking farmers, ranchers, and everyone in-between, who work 24/7 to provide us with the most affordable and safest food supply. It's everyday people in RURAL AMERICA, who we often take for granted, that are the unsung HEROES working around the clock to keep food on your table. As you enjoy your meals at home, take time to reflect on how that food made it to your plate. Or how it made it from FARM to BAKED. #farmtobaked #farmtotable #NationalAgDay
Until next time, check out the recipe for Blackberry Pecan Cobbler below. Enjoy!
BLACKBERRY PECAN COBBLER
RECIPE COURTESY OF B. MARIE BAKERY
1 stick plus 2 tbsp melted salted butter
1 cup self rising flour
1 cup milk
1 cup plus 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp sugar
1 cup plus 1/4 cup chopped pecans
4 cups blackberries
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Use the stick of butter to grease a 2.5 quart baking dish.
2. Melt the butter in the microwave using a microwave safe bowl and set aside. Whisk the flour, milk, vanilla, 1 cup of sugar and melted butter in a bowl. Pour the batter in the greased baking dish.
3. Rinse blackberries and dry with paper-towels. Put blackberries in a bowl and toss with 1/4 cup sugar and lemon juice and set aside.
4. In a small bowl melt 2 tbsp of butter. Add 1 cup plus 1/4 cup chopped pecans to the butter and toss with 1 tbsp sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Scatter 1 cup pecans over the batter and save 1/4 cup pecans for the topping. Scatter the blackberries over the batter. Add 1/4 cup pecan topping.
5. Bake for 1 hour or until golden brown.