Tuesday, July 22, 2008

TWD: Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler


so, even though I was less then a fan of the last cobbler, I went ahead and tried this one.  One, because I skipped out on blueberry pie and two because I love cherries.  I made these into mini cobblers which meant I got to use my teeny cookie scoop to do the crust.  Honestly, cookie scoops are a revelation.  Run, don't walk to your nearest cooking supply store or online retailer and buy yourself many.  You will not regret it.  I used to like to mock Marta Stewart for her drawer of cookie scoops while secretly coveting it, but now I will stop mocking and merely outwardly covet it.    I put it off getting one forever and am now shocked I lived without for so long.  Much like the miracle that is DVR.  Anyhow, back to the cobbler.  I found this recipe more successful then the last Dorie cobbler.  I guarded against being unhappy with the sweetness by upping the sugar in the dough.  I found the whole wheat flour added nice texture and nuttyness to the crust, and although i was wary about the ginger, it was just what the fruit needed.  I'm still not totally sold on cobblers, but I will in this instance thank Dorie for this one.  Leftovers also made a lovely breakfast (only in theory since one would never eat dessert, even fruity dessert for breakfast).

17 comments:

kim said...

i love cookie scoops too! i have a #16 disher that is perfect for cupcakes ;)
glad you liked this one better than the first!

PheMom said...

Glad you liked it - and yes, I occasionally eat breakfast for dessert - err... switch that, resverse it LOL!

Mike Spoodles said...

Heck, in my family it's dessert for breakfast or nothing! I'm the only one who even tries, so I'm sure when I hit the kitchen I'll see an empty cobbler pan.

Engineer Baker said...

I'd love a drawer full of scoops! I only have a mini one, and I covet the medium and large ones... Glad you liked this cobbler better!

erin lou said...

I'm sold on the cookie scoop. I've always thought that they were pretty useless but you have me convinced to try!

Natashya said...

I say yes to fruity desserts for breakfast. I agree with you on the scoops, you need at least 2 sizes - cookie and muffin.
Great little cobblers, good job!

Teanna said...

The cookie scoops are the best! I am glad you are warming up to the cobbler!

Susie Homemaker said...

i envy martha for many reasons....your cobbler looks delish!

Pamela said...

I was nervous about the ginger, too. It was quite tasty, though. Nice job!

Rigby said...

Your cobbler sounds wonderful! You're right, cookie scoops are great!

Kayte said...

I need to look into this cookie scoop business...and a cherry pitter...and an extra bowl for my food processor...LOL. We cook for gadgets around here.

Happy to hear you liked this cobbler better...we did, too...loved the texture and taste of the topping much better.

Barbara said...

Glad you liked this one better!

Oh no, we NEVER eat fruity desserts for breakfast around here (yeah, right! We ALWAYS eat them for breakfast!)

Nickki said...

Glad you enjoyed it. Looks lovely :)

CB said...

Love your individual servings! I covet your red cobbler bowls. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Dolores said...

I'm with you, the cookie scoop is the ultimate kitchen multitasker. And the ability to pause and rewind TV... brilliant!

Glad you were pleased with the cobbler too.

aaliyah said...

You cobbler looks great!

Dessert for breakfast is always good I think.

I look forward to seeing your post next week!

Jules Someone said...

Yummy cobbler! I love ice cream scoops for everything except for ice cream. Go figure.