Tuesday, July 22, 2008

TWD: Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler

This week's TWD recipe was selected by Amanda from Like Spinkles on a Cupcake. You can find the recipe here on her blog.

I'm not going to lie...I hate rhubarb. My grandmother always used to make strawberry rhubarb pies and when we were kids she would tell us it was just strawberry pie. Then you'd bite into a big chunk of rhubarb and...blech!! Thanks Grannie!

So there I stood in the grocery store with rhubarb in hand ready to face my fears and just make this cobbler, rhubarb and all. I had secretly hoped that the grocery store wouldn't even have rhubarb in stock because it's close to being out of season in this area...but darn them, there it was! So step by step through the produce section I kept saying to myself...you can do it, you can do it...but that little girl inside who always spit out the rhubarb chunks from Grannie's "Strawberry Pie" said...hold up! There's no way I'm eating rhubarb!

So I put the rhubarb back and grabbed some granny smith apples. And the little girl inside smiled and said...suck it, rhubarb! :)

This cobbler recipe was very good. I thought the addition of the ground ginger gave it a very fresh taste and the topping was very tender and soft inside and crumbly and crunchy on the outside. My husband even enjoyed it quite a bit, and he's not much of a fruit fan. With a couple scoops of vanilla bean ice cream, this was a perfect hot summer evening dessert.


Engineer Baker said...

Nothing like a traumatic set of childhood experiences to ruin a perfectly good and tasty vegetable. I'm glad you liked it with the apples though!

Madam Chow said...

Trying again - blogger isn't letting me comment - but your cobbler and your puddings from last week look great!
Madam Chow

Kayte said...

This looks really really great...I'm going to have a go with your combination this weekend...sounds wonderful, and I like rhubarb.

Beautiful photo of it all.

Thanks for sharing.

Susie Homemaker said...

oooh, i bet granny smithswere just the right amount of tartness..."suck it rhubarb??" too funny!

allison said...

I had an issue with someone telling me a tuna sandwich was something different when I was little.
I say to stay away from the rhubarb (you--not me) while remembering that story. Your cobbler looks great.

Nit said...

mmmmm....everytime I come here, I leave hungry!

CB said...

That last picture with the VB ice cream looks yummy! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Dolores said...

Good for the little girl in you! I bet the apples were great.

aaliyah said...

Funny....I could picture you pacing the aisle lol.

Sorry you don't like rhubarb, I only tried it the first time last year.

Your cobbler looks wonderful and I like the addition of the powdered sugar!

I look forward to your post next week.

Nickki said...

Your cobbler looks so good! Apples were a great choice :)

Nit said...

I tagged you for a meme on my page!

See the post, "One Word Meme" :)

Sandie said...

I skipped the rhubarb too, lovely cobbler!

Barbara said...

Rhubarb is one of those "love it or hate it" foods! Your cherry-apple combo sounds really tasty. Glad you enjoyed it!