Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tuesday With Dorie

Today is Tuesday; time for another Dorie Greenspan recipe! This week's recipe is Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler. I had never created a cobbler before. I always wondered why one would want to bake a cobbler when you could bake a pie instead. Well, now I know. Cobbler is must easier, more rustic, less fussy and very tasty. I baked this yesterday around 10 AM and by 9 PM I was washing out the pan. All gone! A testament to it's tastiness.

Of course I had to double the recipe. An 8 or 9" square would never be enough in this household, even if we are only 4. I doubled and baked in a 9x13.

1 lb sweet cherries
12 oz rhubarb
1/3 c sugar
1 T cornstarch
1 t ginger
3/4 c all purpose flour
3/4 c whole wheat flour
3 T brown sugar
2 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
3/4 stick cold butter
1/2 c whole milk

Mix fruit, sugar, cornstarch and ginger. Stir a bit while creating topping. Put flours, sugar, baking powder, salt and ginger in a food processor (again, I don't have a food processor so did by hand), pulse to pea size pieces. add milk, pulse to form moist clumps and curds. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Cut dough into 20 pieces and gently shape each into a ball. Pour fruit into buttered pan and top with the flour puffs. Bake 35-34 minutes at 375; Remove pan and let set for 20 minutes.

They ate this with vanilla ice cream. Good stuff! You can check out other creations by clicking the Tuesday with Dorie at the side bar. Next week: Summer Fruit Galette. I have been picking oodles of strawberries and raspberries so will use them in the galette. I have never created a galette before. It looks to be a round of pie dough folder over at the edges, with an exposed middle of fruit filling, topped with custard.

I'm enjoying trying new recipes. I have gone back to the beginning of Tuesday with Dorie and am creating the recipes from January, when the group began. Last week I made Quintuple Chocolate Brownies, Brown Sugar-Pecan Shortbread Cookies and Espresso Chocolate Shortbread Cookies. I'm partial to the Quintuple Chocolate Brownies-5 kinds of chocolate! Yikes. They were gone before I could photo. I will make another batch though, for sure!


Engineer Baker said...

When something's gone that quickly, it has to be good. I'm glad you're going back to the beginning too - there are definitely some winners in there.

Nickki said...

Glad you enjoyed it! It does look so good :)

Dolores said...

I'm glad this one worked out so well for you.

Aaliyah said...

That is a great idea to start at the beginning. I think I will do the same...sorta like make-up homework :o).

Your cobbler looked wonderful and I hope to see you next week!