Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TWD: Mixed Berry Cobbler

It's Tuesdays with Dorie time again! After a sad, 2 week hiatus I am back with avengance! Life just was too busy for me to make the attempt for the last two recipes - between showers, graduation parties, and upcoming weddings that I am in this summer (3 to be exact), I've just been flat out but I found time for this week's Mixed Berry Cobbler chosen by Beth of Our Sweet Life.

A lot of the P&Q's for this recipe said the biscuit topping was a bit bland. So, since I reduced the recipe a bit, I kept the same amount of sugar, added some cinnamon (about 1 tsp), and a little nutmet (about 1/4 tsp). I also baked this in an 8 inch casserole dish instead of a pie dish.

I was a bit surprised when I cut into the cobbler the next morning to bring some into work for my friend Denice who I was pretty sure would love it, and pretty sure her twins-to-be would too. (side note: My husband and I are not huge berry fans except for strawberries, of course Dorie warned not to use too many so this recipe wasn't 100% up our alley so I decided to share!) and I still found it to be watery despite not using many strawberries (I just used 2 frozen bags of mixed berries - including blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries). It seemed tasty to me though (the one bite I had) and I got rave reviews from my boss and my friend Denice. Actually Denice gave it "5 stars."

So, I think I would make this again if I were expecting company who would like such a dessert - and just nix the strawberries altogether. I am curious to see what other TWDers did about the biscuit crust!

To see the entire recipe, check it out here.

13 comments:

ostwestwind said...

If I read cinnamon, I always think of Xmas ;-). Your cobbler looks delicious!

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Engineer Baker said...

Wow, three weddings in one summer? No wonder you have no time! I'm glad you made time for the cobbler though!

That Girl said...

Hmm looks suspiciously like a pie to me ;-) You're a trooper for making a food you're not so into.

Susie Homemaker said...

what a summer! hang in there...your cobbler looks really good, so welcome back!

Barbara said...

Good for you for making time to bake something you're not even that fond of -- your boss and friend Denise are very lucky!

Claudia said...

How brave trying something with berries while not being in to berries so much! Glad you tried ...

noskos said...

Looks great! Well done!

Joe and Samantha said...

mmm cobbler looks soooo good.

rainbowbrown said...

Ah, the co-worker desserts. Isn't it nice when it's well recieved? Nicely done.

Christine said...

Your cobbler looks delicious! Good for you for making something that you aren't to fond of! Kudos!

Cooking and the City said...

Robin I love berries so I'm sure I'd enjoy it! wow you are busy :-)

Dell xxoo

Dolores said...

Five stars from Denice... sounds like a winner to me. Great job... it's good to see you back and baking. :)

Jerri said...

great looking cobbler!