Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler

Hey, folks! Long time...I've been traveling, cooking, traveling, working, working, working...But I haven't been forgetting Dorie. In fact, I almost--ALMOST--packed Dorie's Baking book in my suitcase on my trip to Colorado. I didn't, though. I am the super light packer, and I take great pride in that title. And I still packed too much.

At any rate, no TWD got baked last week or the week before last. I can't stand missing, but there you have it.

So tonight, as I was shopping for ingredients for a recipe I was testing for dinner, I put a call in to Ian, son and intrepid baker/chef himself. He got me the ingredient list, and I came home with rhubarb AND cherries.

I got my baby meatloaves with gorgonzola working and turned to the cobbler. If there is one thing I love about a cobbler, it's how easy they go together. In fact, I made the Contessa's Peach Raspberry crisp on the spur of the moment last week. Because I could. And it was good. No, in fact it was killer. That crisp, let me tell you. The brown sugar? Makes all the difference.

Back to our cherry rhubarb. I cooked it for 35 minutes, cooled it a bit and had some. I can't say I was wild about it. My daughter grilled me about the "celery" in the dish--she obviously didn't believe me when I told her the first, second and third times that there wasn't any celery in the dessert. And I have to remember to cook these cobblers to the longer times given...the topping was still gummy. Same thing happened with another cobbler I did.

It's okay, though. I love making dessert for my family. Next week, next recipe. Bring it.


Molly Loves Paris said...

Well your cobbler looks really good. I added a little more milk to my topping, and a little more butter, and it cooked up very nicely.

Engineer Baker said...

I love how cobblers can be thrown together so easily. Even with the gumminess, it looks tasty!

CB said...

HAHA. Bring it! Great attitude.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Dolores said...

So sorry this one didn't quite live up to your expectations. On to the galette!

Aaliyah said...

I hope you had a wonderful vacation and after traveling overseas a ton I am now wiser about the packing. I now leave out the things that I think I can not live without while traveling!

Your cobbler looks great! And I am going to check out that other dessert you mentioned. Sounds wonderful.

I look forward to your post next week!

Prudy said...

How funny that your daughter grilled you about the celery. Rhubarb is an interesting addition and the kids always pick up on anything interesting. Looks beautiful and hopefully next week's recipe will be a bigger hit.

Bungalow Barbara said...

It sure looks good! Love the juice & fruit showing at the edges.

Jules Someone said...

Looks delicious! I love that cobblers are so flexible.

Bryn said...

hi mommy!!!!! its bryn. the rhubarb DID look like celery!!!!!! it was very sour. it was interesting.