I've never made a cobbler. I don't think I really even knew what cobbler really was. (I had a ballpark idea, since I don't live under a rock, but I never spent a lot of energy contemplating it.) This week, our host from Our Sweet Life picked Dorie's Mixed Berry Cobbler. I had it in my mind to make it just blueberries with lemon zest, but at the last minute I added some beautiful peaches I had in the fruit bowl. Dorie sings the praises of frozen berries, but with all the good fresh fruit right now, I figured I'd use it while I can.
I brought it to our ex-neighbor, K's BBQ and birthday party (happy birthday, K!). It's poor form to bring a cobbler with a piece taken out of it to a party, so I didn't get to try it before hand. When we cut into it, we found that all that fruit (I swear I used a lot) had melted down to almost nothing -delicious, but almost nothing- in comparison to the biscuity top that had really puffed up while baking. I also wish the cobbler top was a little sweeter- it tasted too much like a biscuit you would have with a savory meal rather then a dessert topping. I think I'll stick to crisps and crumbles, but I m glad to have tried it.
On a side note, I feel like I am always complaining in these posts. Maybe I am just trying to be objective about my baking. I don't know. So sorry if the tone of these posts is critical (as long as it is not hatey and judgey)