Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler : TWD

I'm starting to fear that my friend Joe has infiltrated Tuesdays with Dorie, offering bribes to hosts in hopes that they will pick cobbler week after week.

I like cobbler.

But my like pales in comparison to Joe's downright passion for the baked delight. So much so that he has threatened (more than once) to not let me visit without a cobbler in hand.


Thankfully, they are pretty easy to make, in the spectrum of baked goods. So with a looming BBQ in the distance, I was glad to see a cobbler assigned for this week. I was even more excited when my supermarket had Northwest Cherries on sale for $1.99 a pound. Lets just say I all but added cherries one by one to the bag until I was just at the 5 lbs max. And then I went back later in the week knowing they'd be sold out, but seeking a raincheck... then I was downright giddy when the cashier accidentally gave me TWO rainchecks instead of one. Lets just say I hightailed it for the door before she realized why I was so happy.


I've never baked much with rhubarb, but the tart veggie sounded like the perfect accompaniment to the plethora of sweet cherries. So I kept true to Dorie's recipe, aside from doubling it to fill a 9x11 pan for the party, and for lack of having it onhand, used all white flour instead of white and whole wheat.

The batter came out stickier than I'm guessing Dorie meant for it to... there was no way I was going to be able to form 'biscuits' from it, even after adding a little more flour. So I opted for the method I tend to use with another of my cobbler crust and just kind of glop it on in an even layer. Hey. Its rustic. Cobbler is a very rustic dish.


The cobbler baked up in 45 minutes, coming out a nice golden hue. I only had a chance to snap a picture of the whole thing baked before heading out to the party where it was summarily devoured. Joe and everyone else was in 7th heaven. Multiple sets of thumbs up all around, I'll definitely keep the rhubarb combo in mind when I go to redeem my rainchecks.

The recipe for Dorie's Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler Can be found over at Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake, or in Baking: From My Home To Yours, written by Dorie Greenspan.

PS- if you are a member of TWD and are approached with a bribe of a game of naked twister by the gentleman at the top of the post, just say no. ;o)

17 comments:

Natashya said...

Great looking cobbler, I'm glad you had such a great experience with it.
Naked twister - too late!

Prudy said...

LOVE the wanted poster. I'm glad you gave Joe that cobbler. You're lucky you struck such a deal on the cherries. Cobbler looks so yummmy!

Laura said...

My husband should be on a wanted poster for cookies! Your cobbler looks so yummy!

kim said...

lol, thanks for the warning ;) your cobbler looks delicious!

Susie Homemaker said...

i love your blog - and you have a spare raincheck?? hmmmm. sounds like a great excuse for a giveaway!!

April said...

Doesn't it always make you feel good when people devour your goodies! Lovely cobbler.

Heather B said...

Your cobbler looks delicious! Great job!

Engineer Baker said...

Lucky you - take the rainchecks and run! Beautiful cobbler!

Pamela said...

Lucky you with the extra raincheck! It sounds like the cobbler was well received. I like the wanted pic of your friend. Very clever.

Kayte said...

Very nice...and I wish I had not peeled my rhubarb...yours looks so ruby red and nice. Next time, I am doing it like you did.

Great photos and very creative blog. Thanks for sharing.

CB said...

I dig rustic. Its homey. :) PS. Sadly I am a sucker when it comes to bribes. I can be bought for the right price. Hmmm... That didn't come out right. LOL
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

aaliyah said...

I am sorry to say this but he just looks like someone that used to get caught with his hand in the cookie jar more than once! lol.

That's funny. Good thing I don't have to pick yet.

Your cobbler looks great as do the pictures and wanted poster. He looks like he is up to something in that picture..was he running off with your cobbler?

I look forward to your post next week!

Jules Someone said...

Really? No to naked twister? Oh well. Lovely cobbler!

bakingwiththeboys said...

Love the poster. I was wondering who was responsible for all of these fruit desserts.

Barbara said...

Love the "wanted" poster! Your fruit looks so lovely. Yes, I agree, cobbler is rustic! Glad to hear it was well-received!

Teanna said...

Hahaha hysterical photo of your friend Joe! Glad he ate it right up!

Nickki said...

That wanted poster is so funny! Glad you cobbler was a success! :)