Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TWD: Mixed Berry Cobbler

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.

20 comments:

bakersbakery said...

Looks great!
I need to start halving my TWDs as well. There are only two of us... and we are not wasteful so we don't throw it away, we eat it all! (Not so good for the ol' waistline!)

Sarah said...

Glad you liked it! It turned out very rustic and yummy looking!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Yeah for cobblers! Aren't they just the best?!

Engineer Baker said...

I almost went with cranberries in this one, but I think you're right. They're a bit too tart. It looks delicious though!

Erin said...

Your cobbler looks great! Your pictures are beautiful!

Susie Homemaker said...

You did a really great job...and lovely pictures!

Pamela said...

I thought that it was really a tasty dessert. And that first picture makes me want to grab a spoon! :o)

Rebecca said...

Look at that topping! Delicious. And I'm very jealous of your berry combo. Yum.

likesprinkles said...

Mmm. I wish I could find a bag of mixed berries that included cranberries! I bet that was good. Sorry to hear it was a little too tart though.

Linda said...

beautifully browned topping...nice job!

Di said...

Nice looking cobbler. And I love your dishes!

Shirlie said...

Your topping looks awesome! Great job and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Michelle H said...

I love your square dish in the first picture. ;-)

great job, it looks awesome. :-)

Heather B said...

I bet it was delicious with cranberries! Looks delicious! Great job!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i loved it, too! yours looks great!

Prudy said...

I love the presentation! You were smart to read the comments and adjust. I made it as it was written and we all loved it.

Shari said...

I love that first photo! Looks so delicious!!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

GirlCanBake said...

Your cobbler looks so homey and comforting. I'd love a big bowl full!

Dolores said...

Your biscuit top is a beautiful, warm and inviting shade of golden brown... will have to try your cream and sugar tip for finishing it next time (because there'll definitely be a next time for me as well.) Great job!

The Kitchen Vixen said...

you pastry looks wonderful! i may have to try this on a TWD rewind;)