Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Black Cherry Cobbler

Well, I guess it's been a busy week because I haven't had anything to post on here. I'm starting to make my own sourdough starter, and that's a fun little experiment, but I haven't really had time to make anything new and exciting. This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was a Mixed Berry Cobbler. My dad was coming down to visit for a delayed father's day/birthday celebration, and his favorite pie has always been cherry, so I decided to tweak the recipe and make it a black cherry cobbler.

This recipe was extremely easy to throw together, and also easy to transport. I didn't have a deep-dish pie plate that Dorie recommends, but just went with a standard pie plate and used 4 cups of cherries rather than 5. I made sure to have a sheet pan underneath while cooking to avoid any massive spills, but not too much of the filling ended up spilling out. It bubbled away merrily, but stayed in its pan.

The end result didn't have as much cherry flavor as I was expecting, but I also didn't get any complaints. My brother and dad liked the fact that the cherry flavor wasn't overpowering, and that the dessert tasted very light as a whole. There were requests for vanilla ice cream, which I regrettably didn't have, but if I make a cobbler again I'll be sure to stock up.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, Dorie Greenspan, pp. 416-417

24 comments:

Dolores said...

Black... Cherry... Cobbler...

Swoon.

Can I stop by for breakfast? :)

Peabody said...

Oh yes, I think vanilla ice cream is a must with cherry cobbler. Looks great.

Kbg said...

Oh, this sounds and looks wonderful...your photos are really nice. Cherries would be a great way to go...
~Kayte
www.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com

ostwestwind said...

I agree, ice cream is a must with this, great looking cobbler.

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Engineer Baker said...

Black cherry cobbler was made for ice cream. Or breakfast. Or both.

April said...

Your cherry cobbler looks and sounds delicious!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Yeah for cherries! Love um and I'm wishing I'd had an invitation for your family gathering! ;-)

Susie Homemaker said...

oooh - black cherries? and I don't even LIKE cherries! that looks guuuuuud.

PheMom said...

That cherry cobbler looks great!

Jules Someone said...

Looks delicious. I may have to try a cherry version.

Lauren said...

nice. I love cherries and was very tempted to use them in my cobbler. after seeing this, next time for sure.

bakingwiththeboys said...

Black cherry - yum! Great idea.

Pamela said...

Great pictures. The cobbler sounds very, very tasty.

Christine said...

I did a starter dough and it was so much fun, just haven't had a chance to post the results! Black Cherry Cobbler oh yum! Good job!

Barbara said...

Lovely! Drool!

Linda said...

i'll bring the vanilla ice cream if you'll share your cobbler...YUM!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i love cherry everything...sounds good, good, good!

noskos said...

Looks great! Well done!

Heather B said...

yum! Black Cherries! It looks tasty! Great job!

Elle said...

What, no lime? Kidding! ;)
Cherries are a huge favorite of mine, so this looks fabulous!

Jaime said...

black cherry sounds so much better than mixed berry! looks delicious!

Shari said...

MMM, black cherries in a cobbler. Great job!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

enza said...

Oh garret, what is a cobbler? I know curiosity killed the cat but I have a certain amount of apricot and want to understand
sourdough starter, I had it this winter but it died what terrible mother I am ;D

Garrett said...

enza - something similar to cobbler has been around since we were a colony, but I think this version is from Pennsylvania Dutch influence.

It's simple - fruit with a little corn starch and sugar, topped with a sweet dumpling/biscuit, and baked in the oven. I will try to make my own recipe and then post it on here sometime soon.