Thursday, May 21, 2009
TWD Rewind: Mixed Berry Cobbler
I remember last summer when the Mixed Berry Cobbler was the week's Tuesday's with Dorie recipe.
I remember because the recipe took a real beating in the discussion forum. The topping was reported to be bland, or doughy, there was disappointment that the dough and fruit layers didn't mix, it didn't measure up to a favorite recipe... and on and on.
It was enough to convince me to sit out that week. I wish I wouldn't have, though.
I made the cobbler recently and downsized it so I had two perfect little servings.
I was completely surprised to find out that I loved it! And it was so easy... perfect for a spur of the moment dessert craving.
The topping was tender and a perfect compliment to the sweet, lucious fruit base.
I cut the recipe down so it used one cup of fruit, to be split between two ramekins. I think I quartered the topping and rolled it to about 1/4" thickness or slightly thicker (I had some left over). I used a mixture of frozen blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries.
I did add some extra sugar (maybe 50% more) to the topping since other bakers said it was bland.
I invite you to try it out for yourself. You can find the recipe at Beth from Our Sweet Life's site. Or, check out Dorie Greenspan's book, "Baking, From my Home to Yours".