Tuesday, July 22, 2008
TWD: Cherry Apple Cobbler
This is my first Tuesday with Dorie. I joined the group this week, and I am very excited about it. Basically, each week, a different member from the group picks a recipe from Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan, and all the members participate in baking that particular recipe. This week's selection was chosen by Amanda from Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake. Here you can find the original recipe for the Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler. I really haven't eaten a lot of rhubarb, so I was excited to try this, but I went to 3 stores looking for it, and I had no luck. I decided to go with 3 large Granny Smith apples instead, since they, like rhubarb, are quite tart. The only other substitution I made to the recipe was to add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice to the fruit mixture to prevent the apples from turning brown.
Notes: As far as cobblers go, this is a pretty good one. I liked the different type of biscuit topping. The whole wheat flour gives the topping a denser, nuttier flavor that goes well with the fruit. I think the recipe might have a bit too much butter in it because the next day it looked as if some of the butter from the biscuit topping had seeped down into the filling and solidified. Other than than, good flavors all around. Can't wait to post another Tuesdays with Dorie selection.