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