Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie—Mixed Berry Cobbler

Cobblers, crumbles, grunts, slumps, brown betties. All have fruit. All have a pastry, streusel, or cake-like portion. All are easy and all are delicious. Dorie's cobbler doesn’t disappoint either. You can find a pretty good description of each of these types of desserts here.

According to Dorie, “a cobbler is about the most flexible dessert you can think of. In fact, it may even have gotten its name because of its flexibility: you can cobble it together with just about anything you've got around.”

I cut some rhubarb from the garden and bought some local strawberries. The topping was simple and only required a squeeze and press to form on top of the individual cobblers I made.

Recipe
Mixed Berry Cobbler ingredientsYou can find the recipe for Mixed Berry Cobbler in the book Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan or at NPR where Dorie talks with Michele Norris about this great summertime dessert. Dorie also provides a blueberry-peach cobbler recipe at Serious Eats. To see how the rest of the TWD group fared with this week's recipe, click here and then click on each blogger! Thanks to Beth of Our Sweet Life who chose the recipe for this week.

Tasting Notes
This was such a simple and easy dessert. As the recipe says, go light on the strawberries since they reduce a lot during baking. I should have read the recipe more carefully, but it was still delicious!

Recipe for Next Week (July 1)
Apple Cheddar Scones on page 32 chosen by Karina of The Floured Apron.





37 comments:

rainbowbrown said...

ooh, from the garden. How wonderful and fresh.

kim said...

your presentation is always so pretty and inventive! love the strawberry-rhubarb idea :)

Elle said...

I want rhubarb from the garden! Actually, I'd settle for anything from the garden right now, hehe. Still too early.

The cobbler looks amazing! Definitely one of my favorite desserts.

April said...

Beautiful photo, I'm sure the cobbler was as delicious as it looks.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Gorgeous!

Amy said...

Strawberry and rhubarb. I love it! Your cobbler looks yummy!

Mary Ann said...

your presentation is beautiful! it looks amazing and delicious

bakersbakery said...

As always, I love the process photos, and the presentation is beautiful as well!

Jules Someone said...

Strawberry and rhubarb -- one of the best food combinations ever. Lovely!

Malak said...

What a delicious looking photo! I love the way you've used a rhubarb leaf as a backdrop.

Kayte said...

Very beautiful...presentation is always so great here at Whisk...very inspiring. Rhubarb and strawberries...be still my heart!

Engineer Baker said...

Beautiful photos! I'm jealous that you have rhubarb in your garden.

Anne said...

What beautiful photos! The fruit sounds amazing. Great job!

Rigby said...

Your cobbler looks delicous :) It is presented beautifuly.

bakingwiththeboys said...

One of these days I will actually try rhubarb. Your pictures might just make me.

sara said...

great presentation,and yes, what Elle said. "Rhubarb from the garden"??!! A+!

vibi said...

Well, as usual you always find a way to amaze us... although so Southern, you've managed to give your cobbler a feel of... hummmm... british, dainty victorian flair! LOL
Looks great and I'm sure was just as tasty!

ostwestwind said...

Stawberries and rhubarb a classic combination, great looking cobbler!

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

PheMom said...

Beautiful job! That sounds like a perfect combination!

melly~ said...

beautiful photo!
i'm sure your cobbler was tasty!
thanks for sharing.
melly~

Susie Homemaker said...

Is rhubabrb hard to grow? We have lots of things in our garden, but never rhubarb...I would love to hear what you have to say...
Other than that, Excellent job!

Shari said...

Hey everyone - thanks again for all your support and lovely comments. Just found this funny Rhubarb Tart poem from Monty Python at Weed Wackin' Wenches and thought I'd pass along the link.

As for growing rhubarb, it's dead easy and will take over more and more space if you let it. I planted a small plant last year and have more than I need this year! By cutting only a few stalks at a time, I'm hoping I can get rhubarb throughout the summer. Hope that helps!

-Shari

Liliana said...

Your cobbler looks so sweet and proper! Great photo!

Maya said...

Shari:
I really like your rendition of Dorie's recipe.

Pamela said...

Beautiful!

Jaime said...

beautiful plating!

Rebecca said...

Strawberries and rhubarb! I'm so jealous. I just discovered rhubarb, and I'm wondering where it's been all my life. ;)

Erin said...

Your cobbler looks delicious! I love the ice cream on top!

Dhanggit said...

this dessert is simply spectacular!! one dessert i really need to try this summer!

Sophie said...

Your cobbler look so cute and petite :D.

Heather B said...

Looks delicious! Great job!

Shirlie said...

Your photographs are gorgeous, as always! I love your fruit combination.

missy said...

ooh...love cobbler!! it looks delicous! and looking forward to the apple cheddar scones! :)

April said...

Your cobbler looks delicious!

LyB said...

Rhubarb and strawberries is one of my favorite combinations, this looks delicious!

Mara said...

i love your cutie picture shari, so pretty and girlie. strawberries YUM!!

Dolores said...

I love the way you've plated your cobbler. And the garden-fresh fruits...wow. Great job!