Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TWD: Mixed Berry Cobbler



This week's TWD, Mixed Berry Cobbler, was chosen by Beth of Our Sweet Life. Beth has the recipe posted here on her blog.

The recipe looked great as is with the mixed berries, but when I went to the store for the ingredients, they had Bing Cherries on sale and they looked so wonderful, I just had to buy them. I thought a great combo would be peaches and cherries, so that's what I put in the cobbler and the flavors were very nice and summery.
Several TWD'ers posted about the dough topping being a little bland, so I decided to add about a teaspoon of cinnamon to the mix and sprinkled a little extra sugar on top right before baking. I thought the dough was fantastic this way. It was a cross between a pie crust and a crumbly crisp sort of topping I thought. I really liked it and will probably use it for other recipes as well.
I cut the recipe in half (if you look at my post below, Peanut Butter Torte, you'll know why! I had way too many sweet things in the house this past weekend!!) But even cutting the recipe in half, I still used an approximately 7 inch pie baker and it was a nice size.
My only real problem with this recipe was that the peaches were a little under ripe, so even though my crust was getting way too dark and done in the oven, the peaches still needed a little more time to cook. And I should have added a little more cornstarch to the fruit, the juices were just a little runny when it was done and didn't thicken up much even after sitting for a bit.
Nonetheless, served with vanilla bean ice cream and a big giant spoon, this was a hit in my house!

17 comments:

Tara said...

Great job! Your cobbler looks wonderful!

Jules Someone said...

Looks delicious! Nice golden brown crust.

ostwestwind said...

You did a wonderful job!

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Engineer Baker said...

Beautiful! I'm glad you liked the crust.

Kbg said...

Wow...looks great...and I like the looks of that sugar on the top...looks nice and crunchy!
~Kayte
www.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com

Dolores said...

I love the peach and cherry combination... delightfully in season. Great job!

PheMom said...

It looks great! I ended up doing peaches too!

Holly @ PheMOMenon

Beryl said...

Looks fantastic! I'll have to try it with cherries

Natashya said...

Oh my goodness, peaches and cherries sounds amazing. Save me one.

Susie Homemaker said...

wow, that looks so beautiful...and sparkly! great job!

chrismacd1 said...

Your cobbler looks great!

Beth G. said...

YUM~~ That looks delicious, cherries are so goooood!

Jess said...

Beautiful crust! Nice work.

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

So pretty! I can't believe you found Bing cherries on sale. Lucky!!!

Rebecca
http://www.ezrapoundcake.com

Di said...

Wow, you've been busy, between this and the peanut butter torte. Nice job!

Shari said...

The sprinkling of sugar on top looks great!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

lemontartlet said...

Great filling!