Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler

For this week's Tuesdays With Dorie event, Amanda from Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake selected Dorie's Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler. Although the cherry tree in my landlords' backyard has reached the end of its yield for the year, I was excited to use some of the rhubarb in my freezer, especially in a combination I've never tried before. Cherry and rhubarb sounded like an enticing mixture. It seems lucky that I had some rhubarb frozen, since a lot of TWD-ers couldn't find any in their local grocery stores. Now that I think about it, I don't think I've seen some in a grocery store for awhile, either. Lucky me for having an ever-so-rare dash of foresight.

The homey cobbler topping was wonderful, and all of the ground ginger in the topping and the filling added an unexpected zing that I loved. But the rhubarb made the filling way too tart, in my opinion. I may even double the amount of sugar next time. The rhubarb and cherry flavour combination, though, sugar issues aside, totally made up for it. Yum. Not exactly a home run for my sweet tooth, but I'm looking forward to making this one again.

These aren't my finest photos; unfortunately most of them turned out atrociously blurry but looked perfectly sharp on my camera's viewfinder.

That's it for me. Head over to Tuesdays With Dorie to check out the full list of TWD bloggers!


Amy July 22, 2008 at 8:09:00 AM EDT  

What great luck that you had rhubarb in the freezer! Your cobbler looks wonderful.

Engineer Baker July 22, 2008 at 8:09:00 AM EDT  

I love how everything bubbled up so much! The amount of sugar necessary in these things is such a guess - I just go with instinct instead of what Dorie calls for.

Steph July 22, 2008 at 9:09:00 AM EDT  

I love how juicy your cobbler looks. The topping looks great!

Teanna July 22, 2008 at 12:46:00 PM EDT  

The images of the juices around the crust are just making my mouth water! Delicious!

Jenny July 22, 2008 at 12:49:00 PM EDT  

I like your pictures, they look bubbly and juicy.

Susie Homemaker July 22, 2008 at 1:36:00 PM EDT  

how bubbly! great post.

Pamela July 22, 2008 at 3:18:00 PM EDT  

I think those pictures are beautiful. I love the way the cherry juice is engulfing the topping. Nice!

Kait July 22, 2008 at 6:50:00 PM EDT  

Thanks for the comments, everyone!

Instinct would have been good, but unfortunately I taste-tested an already-sweet cherry, not the sour rhubarb-cherry juice that had accumulated in the bottom before I baked it. Next time I'll be more logical :)

Parker July 23, 2008 at 9:07:00 AM EDT  

Something I do not use often is cherries, but they are so good, I love the sourness (is that a word).
Looks great.

CB July 23, 2008 at 11:32:00 AM EDT  

Yummy looking pictures! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Jaime July 23, 2008 at 8:58:00 PM EDT  

yum! i love how the juices boil up around the edges - you captured that so nicely!

Dolores July 23, 2008 at 11:08:00 PM EDT  

I don't know, I think your photographs make the cobbler look quite tasty. And I'm with Caitlin, the amount of sugar in these types of recipes is kind of a crap shoot.

Barbara July 24, 2008 at 1:37:00 AM EDT  

Love your pictures! I'm no expert, but I think they really present that yummy cobbler very well. Too bad about the sugar. Now you know!

Kayte July 24, 2008 at 2:43:00 PM EDT  

Your photos are very nice...they really inspire one to MAKE ANOTHER COBBLER and hope it turns out like yours!

aaliyah July 25, 2008 at 9:56:00 AM EDT  

Your cobbler looks great and lucky you having cobbler, seems most ran into the same issue by not having it available. Hope rhubarb isn't picked next week lol.

Your photos are wonderful and do the cobbler justice!

See you next week!

Jules Someone July 27, 2008 at 9:50:00 AM EDT  

Your cobbler looks delicious! I, too, had rhubarb in the freezer. Only one bag left!

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