Cherry Cobbler (TWD)

July 22, 2008 – Comments (28)

Since joining this fantastic cooking group Tuesday’s With Dorie, I’ve had a wonderful time cooking thru Dorie Greenspan’s baking book, and making recipes that I typically wouldn’t have considered trying. With that expanding of horizons (and waistlines) came buying food items that typically wouldn’t occupy my pantry. As a result, my cupboards have been overflowing with baking remnants from prior weeks. Not that these items would go to waste (hate the thought of that), I’ve been consciously trying to get thru these supplies before purchasing anything but the essentials at the market. This exercise was put to the test with this week’s selection, Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler, which comes courtesy from Amanda from Like Sprinkles On A Cupcake.

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The smell in the house while the cobbler was baking was wonderful and comforting! I also loved pulling the just baked cobbler-ettes out of the oven, with the filling still bubbling and steam emitting from the dish:

Naturally, this cobbler had to be served with a scoop of homemade vanilla bean ice cream. I spooned the still warm cherry filling over the ice cream, and I love how the ice cream melted into a creme anglaise sauce:

I have to admit that I really enjoyed this dessert (and I’m not a huge fan of cobblers). Just comparing the toppings, it definitely trumped the cobbler that I made a few weeks back. The topping in this recipe has more of a cakey texture, which I personally prefer over a biscuit topping, and I enjoyed the slight sharpness in flavor coming from the ginger. The cherry filling was delicious (couldn’t tell that the fruit was frozen), and the lime added a terrific tartness. Next time, I think I’ll play with the recipe to enhance the ginger flavor, maybe with some crystalized ginger (if my pantry can make room for it!).
To see the 200+ beautiful cobblers made by fellow TWD bakers, check out the blogroll. For the recipe, Amanda has it posted here.

28 Responses to Cherry Cobbler (TWD)

  1. Mike Spoodles says:

    Gorgeous! The shaping of the biscuits into something other than twelve balls was a killer move!

  2. Jess says:

    Those are some gorgeous cobblerettes. The berry color really comes through.

  3. Steph says:

    Your cobbler looks beautiful topped with icecream and cherry sauce. The sugar on top adds a nice crunch.

  4. Alexa says:

    This looks like a wonderful dessert. I love the presentation as well.

  5. Rigby says:

    Your cobbler looks wonderful and delcious!

  6. kim says:

    beautiful mini cobblers! i like the pattern of the dough on top. they look wonderful!

  7. Susie Homemaker says:

    oh, that’s just too pretty to eat! great job!

  8. Grace says:

    those are the most appetizing cherries i’ve ever seen. look at ‘em, just sitting in that ooze. you do good work, and now i’m hungry. :)

  9. PheMom says:

    So, so gorgeous! Glad you enjoyed it!

  10. Heather B says:

    oh my…your photos are making my mouth water! I want some of that cobbler!

  11. steph- whisk/spoon says:

    that looks soooo good with homemade ice cream–you’re killin’ me! and i love the topping design. it looks like a pinwheel!

  12. Engineer Baker says:

    Okay, that biscuit topping looks fabulous with the coarse sugar on top! Glad you liked it!

  13. The DeLadurantey Sisters says:

    Your pictures are beautiful! We will be voting for you.

  14. Jeanine says:

    OH wow, this looks fantastic!! What an amazing bunch of pics.

  15. Nickki says:

    Yum! It really looks delicious :)

  16. BAKE-EN says:

    Your photos are beautiful! Nice use of items that you had on hand at home. I feel like I am always running to the grocery store to get something.

  17. Prudy says:

    Great idea with the pinwheel. Very whimsical and fun.

  18. CB says:

    What a beautiful presentation! Love the course sugar and the pinwheel dough arrangement! Great job!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  19. Carol Peterman says:

    I love that you pulled this off by rummaging through your freezer. To think of the delicious things we might all have hiding away in the backs of cupboards and bottom drawers of our kitchens.

  20. aaliyah says:

    I like the design you made with the dough. And the ice cream just made me want to make this again..TONIGHT!

    Wonderful photos. I look forward to your post next week.

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  22. Monika Dubska says:

    that looks really gorgeous & delicious! i love the color too :)

    great blog & hope to hear from you soon,

    Monika ♥

  23. Ivy says:

    I love the second-to-last pic in your post where that cherry cobbler is over the vanilla ice cream-you made it look sooo very delightful. :)

  24. Shari says:

    I love that you resisted the urge to buy new ingredients for this recipe. I’m inspired. I love your pinwheel Shari@Whisk: a food blogdesing too.

  25. Mevrouw Cupcake says:

    The pinwheel design in your cobbler topping looks great!

  26. Jj says:

    This looks SOOOOO good! Great job on the pictures, too!

  27. TeaLady says:

    This Cobbler is the absolute bestest ever. I love the top with the pinwheel design is wonderful. Fantastic Job!

  28. Sophia says:

    Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living's Fall Cobbler Recipe Contest! It looks delicious!