Tuesdays With Dorie
Thanks to Amanda from Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake for picking this weeks recipe. Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler was chosen from Dorie Greenspan's book, "Baking: From My Home To Yours." You can find her recipe on page 415 or by clicking here which brings you to Amanda's blog.
DOH! DOH! DOH!
My Boat is Hot! It's Humid Here!
We're in the middle of summer here in Rhode Island and man is it HOT & HUMID! A regular heat wave! I finally get my oven working and I don't feel like baking! What's up with that? We had lots of company over the weekend, so I figured I'd do the hospitable Betty Crocker thing and make a pretty cobbler for dessert. You think it's hot inside your air conditioned house? Try baking on a boat! Even though it was sweltering down below, I cranked that oven up and made my dessert. I popped it in the oven, locked the hatch and we ran down to the pool. I'm glad I made it though, because it was so worth it! When we got halfway down the dock, I could smell the sweet fruit and pastry. The cobbler juices were bubbling up around the biscuits and we wanted to eat it right then and there. A word of caution: Don't eat it right from the oven. It will burn the roof of your mouth off!
Cherry Rhubarb & Peach Cobbler
I chose to add peaches/nectarines to the cherries & rhubarb because I'm not a big rhubarb fan. Besides, I thought along with two red fruits, it would be nice to have another vibrant color in the mix - like YELLOW! It really was striking with the three colors in my cobalt blue Pampered Chef baking dish. Even though it called for ginger, I added a little cinnamon and nutmeg to the fruit for more flavor. As you can see, I should have increased the recipe by another half. It didn't quite fill the dish like I had thought and the biscuit to fruit ratio was too high for my liking. I would have enjoyed more fruit and sauce. The flavor was superb I think in part because I added the peaches. It wasn't as tart as it might have been if I had done all cherries and rhubarb.
Balls, Balls, Balls!
Cobbler Dough ~ Biscuit Dough
This was an easy dough to make. Just a few ingredients and it was done. Again, I added a little cinnamon to the dough. It came together real nice and felt good and soft. I flatten it out onto a cutting board and cut it with a dough scraper like I was making scones. Then I rolled each piece in a ball and flatten them out a little. I placed them all over the top. John insisted on tasting the raw dough. Why do guys do that? It's bland dough. Raw dough. It doesn't taste like much of anything but DOUGH!
Cobbler Serving Suggestions???
Well, here is where I should stop because as you can see, I have NO photos of the finished cobbler sitting all nice and beautiful in pretty little bowls sitting on lacy doiles! WHY you ask? Because it was dark by the time we ate it and I lost all my good lighting. My family ate it all way too fast for pictures. AND, here's the best part! Because we live on a boat, we really don't have a freezer. When we want ice cream for something, John has to run up to the top of the hill and by a pint at 7-Eleven. That's all we can get because we have to eat it all in one sitting!
What? Chocolate Ice Cream???
Soooo, I tell him "Get a pint of vanilla ice cream. Don't get any weird stuff like chocolate brownie stuff with chunks in it." What does he bring back? A pint of Chocolate Ice Cream! That does NOT go with fruit cobbler! No Way, No How! Everyone had a good laugh except me, cause now I can't take photos of a frickin' fruit cobbler with chocolate ice cream!
So, there you have it! My experience with Cherry Rhubarb & Peach Cobbler with Chocolate Ice Cream! I will make it again, but this time I'm going to 7-Eleven to buy the ice cream!
Go check out the Mixed Fruit Cobbler I made a few weeks ago. It's also a Dorie recipe that was Oh, So Good!
The rest of Tuesday With Dorie's cobblers can be found here. Make one this week!
Ready For The Oven!