*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                              BLACKBERRY GRUNT
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Fruits
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3       c            Blackberries
                         -ÿÿOther Berries
                         -ÿÿSliced Fruit
      1/3   c            Sugar
      1/4   ts           Cinnamon
      1/4   ts           Nutmeg
      1/4   ts           Ground cloves
      1/4   c            Molasses
    2       tb           Lemon juice
    1       c            Flour
    1 1/2   ts           Baking powder
    3       tb           Butter -- cold
    1       tb           Vegetable oil
    1                    Egg -- lightly beaten
      1/4   c            Milk
    1                    Egg yolk -- for the glaze
   Preheat the oven to 375 F.
   Wash the berries carefully and combine them with the sugar, spices,
   molasses and lemon juice.  Transfer to a deep, 9-inch baking dish.
   Prepare the biscuit topping:  Sift the flour with the baking powder and
   salt.  Cut the butter and oil with a pastry blender or with your
   fingertips until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Stir together the
   egg and 1 tablespoon of the milk if necessary to form a soft dough.
   Roll the dough out lightly on a floured surface to about 1/2-inch thick
   and stamp out circles of dough, using a biscuit cutter.  Cover the berries
   with the dough circles.  Make a glaze by combining the egg yolk with the
   remaining milk and brush this mixture over the surface of the dough.
   Bake, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 25 minutes until nicely
   Serve alone hot, or at room temperature with a small scoop of creme
   fraiche, whipped cream or ice cream.
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