I was really excited to make this cobbler (chosen by Beth of Our Sweet Life), mostly because it seemed pretty easy to do, and I have been pressed for time lately (wedding is now a month away!). Because of the many warnings on the TWD blog about the crust being flavorless, I decided to use turbinado sugar instead of regular sugar and also added a bit of cinnamon.
Side note, I am loving Supreme Spices! Found them via Cupcake Project.
The cobbler came together pretty quickly and easily, not too fussy. I ended up using a 7.5" round casserole instead of the called-for 9" deep dish pie pan, but I used the same amount of fruit, so there was a higher berry-to-crust ratio.
(I'm not really sure what the point was of cutting slits in the top, because mine all fused together, but the hole in the middle was pretty useful.)
In all, I thought the end result was very tasty! I think the berries I used were maybe a bit too sour (I used frozen raspberries and blueberries), so next time I would add in a bit extra sugar in the filling (or serve with ice cream... I just never have it in the apartment!).
A. really liked it as it was, and even had it for breakfast the next morning, though it was starting to get a bit gooey :)
As for the smoking oven last week, apparently I needed to clean out my oven. Learned that the hard way after another bout with the smoke alarm. DUH.
Also... sorry to A.'s coworkers, but the last few TWD's have been of the "eat it the day it's made" variety. Some Apple Cheddar Scones might be coming your way soon!
As always, check out the TWD blogroll for more baking experiences! You can find Dorie's recipe online here, and also in her wonderful book, Baking: from my home to yours.
Tuesday, June 24, 2008