Time really flies at the moment, it's Tuesday again and I still had to make the Tuesday With Dorie bake for this week so I made it tonight for dessert, just in time to post it while it's still Tuesday. This weeks recipe was picked by Beth of Our Sweet Life, she picked the Mixed Berry Cobbler, you can find the recipe in Baking: From My House To Yours and on Beth's Blog.
One thing I learned from last week's bake is to check the Problem and Question section on the TWD site. A lot of bakers that made the recipe complaint that the dough was a bit bland, so I exchanged the sugar for turbinado sugar, added a bit of cinnamon and some vanilla extract.
I also halved the recipe since it was a little too big for just the four of us.
The whole thing was pretty easy to make, I used frozen berries from the supermarket, which contained rasberries, blueberries, blackberries, some strawberries and cranberries. The cranberries were very tart so the next time I make this (yes, there will be a next time) I'll add a little bit more sugar to the filling.
The pastry top came together very easy, first time ever I used cream in a dough. I brushed the top with cream and sprinkled some more turbinado sugar on top.
Served it with whipped cream that was sweetened with vanilla sugar.
The verdict on this one: we all loved it! The cranberries made it a little tart sometimes, but apart from that no complaints. We all loved the pastry top, E. asked if I could just make that and serve it with strawberries, so I think the adjustments worked out fine.
I will make this one again for sure, probably serve it with a nice scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream!
Next week we will be making Apple Cheddar Scones, a recipe picked by Katrina of The Floured Apron.