Tuesday, July 22, 2008

TWD- Cherry Rhubarb (Peach Blackberry) Cobbler

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Amanda. She chose Cherry Rhubarb cobbler and I immediately went hunting for rhubarb. After trying every place I could think of (Safeway, Fry's, Trader Joe's Sprouts, Costco) I decided this cobbler was going to be a peach cobbler or nothing at all, so I opted for peach blackberry (with Cinnamon instead of Ginger).

I love how fast the recipe came together- the simple topping was very biscuit like and quick to do in the food processor. After my family tried it, they all informed me they prefer cakey cobbler to biscuity cobbler, so while I probably won't make this particular recipe again, I loved the technique with the balls of dough on top and quick preparation with the food processor. I was also pleased with the whole wheat flour in the recipe (I need to work on incorporating more whole wheat flour and I want to look into agave nectar, too- suggestions would be appreciated!)

Once the pan came out of the oven, I wasn't overwhelmed by the beauty of the dish. However, after I scooped out a serving, I was happily surprised by the color contrast of the fruit.

All the juice at the bottom turned bright purple (that color is not at all touched up) and I loved the layered look. I also thought this cobbler was delicious with a little vanilla ice cream and enjoyed every bite of it. The recipe is available on Amanda's blog or in Baking by Dorie Greenspan.

34 comments:

Di said...

Yum! I love peach and blackberry together, and I bet cinnamon was great with them. Great colors in that last photo.

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, that is *some* color to your cobbler! I have to disagree with your tasters though - cobbler is meant to be biscuity :)

Jess said...

That sounds like a delicious combination!

Steph said...

Peach and blackberries sound like a great combination. Those peaches look great in the cobbler.. I like how there is more fruit than biscuit!

Pamela said...

What great colors in the last photo. Your completed cobbler looks good, too with all of the biscuits on top. Nice job.

Mary Ann said...

Looks yummy! I think that peach combo sounds pretty delicious!

rainbowbrown said...

Good looking peaches! What a delicious fruit combination. Nice work.

Amy said...

Your cobbler looks delicious! I love the color combination.

nancysrecipes said...

I just LOVE peach cobbler ~ yours looks fantastic!

Passionate Baker said...

Wowww...yours looks like it turned out great!
I really like how you added the peaches and blackberries to it...looks like a great touch

<3

Natashya said...

I love the sound of that combination. Love cooked peaches.
Looks divine.

Susie Homemaker said...

oooh - what a yummy combo!! it just so happens i have plenty of both - i may try this!

kim said...

ooh, that fruit combo looks and sounds delicious! i love the pics with the ice cream scoop and the blackberry on top... adorable :)

Madam Chow said...

Great flavor combo and I love those photos!
Madam Chow
http://www.mzkitchen.com

Kristi said...

I think I might just stop reading your cooking blog for the next two months... :o( It's hard to know you can't eat any of it when it is like a mile away and sometimes delivered to your door...

landa said...

Oh this looks so yummy. I have never even had this combo. before but I must taste it one day.

Prudy said...

Now that's just lovely. I did the same as you-peach, blackberry and cinnamon. Aren't we smart?:)

Flourchild said...

Your cobbler is colorful and looks tasty. I was not on fire about this dessert. Im glad I made it though.

Peabody said...

Mmm, peach cobbler is the best. Looks great.

April said...

That last photo is great, love, love the colors. Looks yummy!

Kayte said...

Cobbler is supposed to be a lowly little sort of thrown together goodness...I think you managed to elevate the score a bit...very beautiful. You really should make it again and again and again...and pass it on! :-)

~Kayte
www.grandmaskitchentable.typepad.com

Nickki said...

That is a gorgeous colour! Peach and blackberry sounds yummy, one to try next time I think :)

Heather B said...

yummm! I love peach blackberry cobbler! It looks so delicious! Great job!

Mara said...

yum that sounds delish!! i did a diff combo too ... cherry and currants, it was so yummy. i loved this topping because it held up to the juices so well!

Molly Loves Paris said...

Peaches and blackberries sounds soooo good! I bet there are so many good combinations one could use for this dessert. I love the dish of cobbler with the big blob of ice cream.

CB said...

ooohhh orange and purple. How fun! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Carol Peterman said...

That sounds like a great combo especially with the cinnamon.

Barbara said...

Love your cobbler! Cinnamon sounds like a great choice of flavoring.

I've always thought of cobbler as a very down-home dessert -- it's not supposed to be elegant! Yours looks wonderful!

Dolores said...

I love your peach & blackberry combination, and I'm betting the cinnamon sets it off beautifully. Great job!

aaliyah said...

WOW...I love the look of your cobbler and sad you couldn't find rhubarb either. Season was long over for us here in Lebanon.

I found the biscuit type topping to be awesome..I am a doughy kind of person anyways and made sure I had some "stuck" to the food processor after dumping out the utterly soft dough.

Great photos...very tasty looking. I look forward to your post next week!

Caralee said...

Holy Cow Annie! 30 comments: whoa! This looks delish!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

your fruit combo sounds great!

i try to sneak a little whole wheat into things as well. i find that in things like pizza dough, that taking out about half cup or so of regular flour for whole wheat works well. (king arthur has a good book called "whole grain baking" that has tons of recipies across the baked goods spectrum.) agave is a good sweetener for soupy/syrupy fruit fillings like this (although i would only put it in the fruit part...no the topping). it would probably be a good replacement for honey in recipes, too.

bakingwiththeboys said...

Peach and blackberry would be great. I use agave nectar now and then. The important thing to remember is that, if you are substituting it for sugar or honey, you can use less. About 1/4 to a 1/3 less. It is sweeter.

Shari said...

Peach and blackberry sound perfect together! Delicious.
Shari@Whisk: a food blog