Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mixed Berry Cobbler

Has it really been a week since my last post? The last 7 days really flew by fast, and I haven't had all that much time to cook. The upcoming week is also going to be slow - I'm going to a family reunion for the first time in a couple days, and I'll be cooking a few things up there, but I won't really be able to write about them until I get back. I feel like this poor blog isn't getting enough attention from me. Anyways...this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was a cherry rhubarb cobbler.

But wait a second...the recipe was cherry rhubarb, and your title is mixed berry? Yep, I had to pull an audible. I was really looking forward to the cherry and rhubarb combination, but going to a few local grocery stores I couldn't find rhubarb. I remember it being around a few weeks ago, so I must have just missed the season. I ended up seeing some more today, but it didn't really look too appetizing. Instead, I bought some raspberries and blackberries (12 ounces, each) and followed the rest of Dorie's recipe. I love how the lime and raspberry flavors mix, so I also got some limes and zested them, using the zest in place of the ground ginger the recipe calls for.

I traveled up to Los Angeles this weekend to see some friends, and while I was there I spent the night at my aunt's house. I decided to bring the cobbler as a thank-you-for-the-hospitality gift. My mom also randomly stayed the same weekend, so she got to taste this as well. Everyone that had some for breakfast said they enjoyed it, though it was a bit too tart for my own taste.

I thought about adding more cornstarch to the recipe, since the berries were definitely going to be runnier than rhubarb and cherry, but decided against it. If I were to repeat the recipe, I definitely would have added it. Soupy filling isn't necessarily bad, but it's not great either. We just dug in with spoons to compensate.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, Dorie Greenspan, p. 415

15 comments:

rainbowbrown said...

Lime zest in the biscuit sounds really good. Nice work!

Rigby said...

The nice thing about juicy cobblers is there is more berry goodness to sop up with the biscuit :) Your flavor combinations sound good!

Teanna said...

I love the lime zest idea! Actually, I sometimes love juicy pies and cobblers... because I mainly eat them so I can eat ice cream! Your cobbler looks delicious!

Susie Homemaker said...

lime zest?? that's a great idea!

kim said...

mm, i think the filling looks delicious just like that! :) the lime in the biscuit sounds very tasty.

Pamela said...

Oh boy...does that look good! The lime was a great idea.

Em said...

I couldn't find rhubarb either - but hey at least you made a cobbler this week!!!

Have a delicious day :)

Engineer Baker said...

Berries and lime sound like a wonderful sub! Great job!

Nickki said...

I like your idea of adding lime zest to the biscuit dough. Looks great! :)

aaliyah said...

I like the idea of lime zest in the dough. I will have to try yet another way to make this very yummy treat. I am glad you still made something even though no rhubarb was available as was the case for a lot it seems, including me. I had just missed the season :( I look forward to visiting you next week!

Dolores said...

I also like your lime zest addition; I bet it plays great with the ginger.

Barbara said...

Love the way you varied the flavors, it sounds wonderful!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i think that looks good! love mixed berry anything :)

CB said...

Nothing wrong with mixed berry. I bet the lime was a yummy combination. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Elle said...

mmmmmm...lime and berries. My loves.

Looks delicious! Have fun at the reunion!