Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler

portion of cobbler with spoon

[recipe here]

Another yumtious Tuesday has arrived, and with it comes Dorie's tasty Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler. This was chosen by Amanda of Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake, and you can find the recipe posted on her blog.

stalks of rhubarb

I've never worked with rhubarb before, so it was another learning experience for me. There were some confusing moments at the grocery store, especially because there was no sign over the rhubarb, but we ended up picking out the right stuff (the one with no leaves... not the Swiss chard!!) I really liked the sour flavor it brought to the dish, although I wasn't crazy about the texture. I think I would cut it into smaller pieces next time, rather than 1" pieces as stated in the recipe.

cherries in cherry apron

The other fruit component was fresh cherries. Unlike the rhubarb, which I had to really hunt for, there were tons of cherries available. The odd thing was that although I bought well over a pound of cherries, it came out to only 12 oz after stemming and pitting them. So, I ended up with 16 oz of rhubarb and 12 oz of cherries... opposite to the proportion in the recipe. Obviously, I added another 50g of sugar to even out the sweetness ;)

pitted cherries

I didn't have a cherry pitter, so I just used a paring knife to cut around the pit, like I would for an avocado, and took out the pit by hand if it didn't pop out. (The riper ones seemed to hold on to the pit more.)

filling with pieces of dough in the background

I could really taste the added ginger in the filling -- luckily, I like ginger! I thought everything balanced out very nicely (and the extra sugar didn't hurt).

dough on top of filling

The topping on this cobbler was different from the previous one in that the biscuit dough contained whole wheat flour, giving the finished product a hearty, nutty flavor. Also, this topping was rolled into little balls, rather than rolling it out and laying it over top of the cobbler. I thought they were kinda cute :) I didn't use the recommended 8"x8" pyrex dish, since I didn't have one, so mine were a bit farther apart than they probably should have been.

full cobbler picture

I liked this topping a lot, especially the part that soaked in the fruit juices. It came out a little heavy and dense (although that could be just user error), but when combined with the fruits it went really well. As Dorie says, any biscuit issues are completely covered up by the fruit :)



In all, this cobbler is definitely recommended... another delicious treat from Dorie :) Check out the other TWD blogs for all of their cobblers. There are so many blogs at this point, I can't even keep up!

On another note -- I will be sitting out of TWD for the next few weeks, since I am getting married this weekend! We'll be going to Greece on our honeymoon, so I'm sure I will have tons of photos of delicious Greek food to share with you when I get back!!

51 comments:

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Great photos...it looks sooo delicious!

Amy said...

Have a fabulous honeymoon and I hope the cherry juice is off the fingers by the wedding!

Di said...

Your cobbler looks wonderful. I like the ginger too, though it ended up a bit over-powering with the fruit I used. Congratulations on your wedding, and enjoy your honeymoon!

Natashya said...

Beautiful photos. Congrats on a great job.
Have a lovely wedding and trip to Greece.

Sarah said...

looks great!

rainbowbrown said...

I think the biscuit to fruit ratio on you bigger cobbler look perfect. And oh my gosh. Have fun in Greece.

VeggieGirl said...

Yum, indeed - that looks SENSATIONAL!!!

Oooh, have a WONDERFUL time in Greece - such a beautiful location!!

hornedfroggy said...

Kim - I'm just in awe of your pictures! They're beautiful!! :)

Kayte said...

Great photos, great post, great big wishes for a wonderful wedding, honeymoon, and marriage!

(I pitted my cherries the way you did, too. My hands were red with juice...such fun, I felt like a little kid again!)

Megan said...

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! Yay! Greece - that sounds so romantic!

BTW - can you come to my house and teach me how to use photoshop!?

Anne said...

Wow, the photos look amazing as usual!

Congrats on your wedding! I hope everything turns out great and you have a nice time in Greece. My brother has been living there for the past almost-two years and loves it. I can't wait to see your pictures!

landa said...

Great photos! I have that same dish in your first picture.

Prudy said...

Kim:
Your pictures are PURE ART. And if that weren't enough to kill me with jealousy, you're leaving for Greece? Huge green jealous congrats!:)

Katrina said...

beautiful job! I love the photo of the cherries in the apron.

Susie Homemaker said...

god, that all looks so freaking good.

nancysrecipes said...

Your photos are gorgeous! Great job with the cobbler ~ maybe we should start a cherry pitter's anonymous :)

MacDuff said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Have a wonderful honeymoon, eat lots of spanikopita and that cheese that they light on fire, and CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Jeanine said...

Your photo made me drool! Looks fantastic!

Teanna said...

You photos are absolutely gorgeous, your cobbler looks delicious!

Congrats on the nuptuals and enjoy the honeymoon!

kim said...

thanks so much everyone!! :) i can't wait. and i will seriously be scrubbing the cherry juice stains up until a minute before the wedding if it doesn't go away!!

@megan, lol :) i probably can't, but you can always check out this site for a few tutorials... and there are a bunch more if you search around on google :)

Fiona said...

Looks gorgeous, especially as I adore rhubarb!

CB said...

Love the picture of the cherries in your apron. I have the same apron!! Beautiful photography as always. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

CB said...

PS. Congrats on your wedding!! Have fun in Greece
/Clara

Heather B said...

Love the photos! The cobbler looks amazing!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

look at those gorgeous fresh cherries! congratulations on your wedding! greece--that will be fabulous, s pleasse tell us all about it!!

Carol Peterman said...

Now you know why your mother was so excited to have a rhubarb plant in the back yard! Nice job and congratulations on your wedding.

LyB said...

I wish I had thought of adding extra sugar! Your cobbler looks beautiful. Have fun in Greece!

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, have a wonderful wedding and a fantastic honeymoon! Greece sounds like a great destination. Good thing you picked the rhubarb instead of swiss chard - that might not have gone so well :)

Pamela said...

Look at you...baking cobbler a few days before your WEDDING!! Congratulations. I hope you have a wonderful wedding day, an amazing honeymoon and a very happy life with your husband! Enjoy Greece.
P.S. The cobbler looks great. Love the picture of the cherries on the cherry apron. :o)

karen said...

LOVE the picture of the cherries being held. you always have such beautiful photos. Congrats on your wedding, have a great time in Greece on your honeymoon!!!!

The Food Librarian said...

Awesome!!! Congrats and have fun!

Barbara said...

Gorgeous pictures, as always! Have a wonderful wedding and honeymoon!

Mara said...

looks tasty! pre-congrats on the wedding and fun honeymoon! i was unsure re: the balls and how they cooked up but i see everyone's were similar..YAY!

Nickki said...

Lovely cobbler! Congratulations on your wedding and have a wonderful honeymoon :)

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Gefeliciteerd (congratulations in Dutch)!!!! I wish you the perfect day and a romantic honeymoon!

Hillary said...

Whoa. So glad I just discovered your site! This IS food porn! Nice cobbler.

BAKE-EN said...

Congratulations on getting married! I hope you have a wonderful day and an amazing honeymoon.
Your cobbler looks amazing. I love your picture with the cherries, and the cherry fabric behind it.

aaliyah said...

CONGRATULATIONS! for your upcoming wedding and what sounds to be a wonderful honeymoon!

Your cobbler looks wonderful and I see I am not the only one that used a paring knife to slaughter the cherries!

Pictures are wonderful as well and look forward to your photos when you return from your honeymoon!

Jaime said...

i didn't even think to weight the cherries after pitting them - i wonder if dorie means 1 lb before or after?? your photos are beautiful as always, love the pretty red backdrop on the first one.

and congrats on your upcoming nuptials!! happy honeymooning in greece! :)

PheMom said...

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding and honeymoon! Hope you have a fantastic time with both!

Your pictures are stunning as always! By the way I gave you an award on my blog.

Jacque said...

Oh holy cow!! Your pictures and your cobbler are FANTASTIC!! Wow, love it!

Kait said...

Wonderful, wonderful photos. Seriously inspiring.

Congrats on your wedding! Have a great time in Greece!

Jules Someone said...

Looks delicious! Enjoy the honeymoon.

Isa said...

I love the pics! And the cobbler looks delicious :)!

Shari said...

Your cobbler looks perfect! I love the pic of that cherry top cradling the cherries!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Katie said...

Yum! The title of your blog is totally fitting. Your photos are very scrumptious!

Alison said...

Your photos are beautiful! Sounds like you are really enjoying cooking these days. That's great!

Melissa said...

gorgeous photographs.

Queen B-- said...

Yeah, mans...congrats. The wedding was the BOMB.

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ellyci said...

Ciao Kim! Sono Elena dall'Italia, ricordi? Sono 2 anni che ho smarrito il tuo indirizzo: ho fatto di tutto...ho scritto ai tuoi genitori, ho scritto a Dora, ma non ho mai ricevuto risposta. Ti ho cercata nel web senza risultati.
Oggi, miracolosamente mentre navigavo nel web su myspace digito il tuo nome e mi appare una tua fotografia con Adam...da lì trovo il tuo blog e il tuo sito.
COMPLIMENTI!!!! Ma...sei BRAVISSIMA!!! Cucini dolci e li fotografi in macro....è la tua nuova professione?
Oh Kim sono felicissima di averti ritrovata!
Spero che tu possa rispondermi e reinviarmi il tuo indirizzo e la tua email.
La mia è: ellygigi@alice.it

A presto!!!

Elena.

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