Tuesday, July 22, 2008

TWD: Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler

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Recipe chosen by: Amanda of Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake
Link to TWD group: Tuesdays With Dorie homepage

I thought I'd like this one better. I'm a huge ginger fan, love cherries, and thought I really liked rhubarb. It's out of rhubarb season here as far as the grocery stores are concerned. I found out after I bought some puny stalks from Whole Foods that a close friend still had a producing rhubarb plant in her garden. Next time I poll the garden friends before trolling the grocery store.

The combined flavors just didn't work for me. The raw cherries were delicious, but their flavor was lost in the cobbler. The ginger came through strongly, but it just seemed odd. I'll give the rhubarb part of it a pass since mine was on the downward spiral by the time I got around to putting the cobbler together. I liked the topping except for the ginger aftertaste - I could see lowering the ginger or switching it out for something like cinnamon and/or clove.

All in all, I liked the Mixed Berry Cobbler from a few weeks ago much better. (But I love trying different things, so I'd still count this one a success!)

19 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

That's the spirit - and as long as someone else likes it, that makes it a success as well. It was an interesting combo if nothing else.

Steph said...

I love how your biscuits look.. all nicely browned and puffy!

Pamela said...

Well, you tried it and I think that's good. I wasn't sure about this one either, but I'm glad I made it. It does look very nice, though.

Sarah said...

I agree...cinnamon would be a good sub for the cinnamon. It looks good though!

rainbowbrown said...

Oh, do you have the kind of friends who have abundances of things from their garden so they pawn them all off on you? Lucky, lucky. I've got to get me some of those friends. Puny rhubarb can be such a saddening sight I think. Oh well. Next time!

Amy said...

Your cobbler looks great.

Teanna said...

I'm sorry you didn't like it, but it looks absolutely gorgeous!

kim said...

sorry you didn't like it, but at least ya tried ;) it looks great!

nancysrecipes said...

Your cobbler looks great!

Susie Homemaker said...

looks great - but sorry it wasn't your fave. they can't all be our favorites!

Heather B said...

It looks delicious! I'm sorry it was a miss this week for you. Hopefully next week will be better!

Mary Ann said...

It looks lovely-sorry the flavor combo wasn't your favorite. I think that is part of the fun of TWD, trying things that you normally wouldn't and finding out if you like them or not.

Nickki said...

Sorry to hear you didn't like it very much, looks so good though! I wasn't mad about mine either. I love cherries but I'd prefer to eat them in their normal state, they just didn't do anything for me cooked either. I'm also glad I tried it though! :)

Di said...

The ginger was too strong for me, too. I'm with you--one of the things I love is trying new things, even if I don't end up liking them. =)

CB said...

I think you hit it on the nail for me too. I didn't get too much flavor from the cherries either. At least we tried and now we know right? Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Dolores said...

Yes, I'm also learning to poll my gardening friends before making a trip to the grocery store. It has a wonderful impact on the food budget!

And I love your "trying something new is a success" spirit.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

while i liked the ginger flavor, i agree that the cherries weren't great. i prefer to eat sweet cherries raw than to bake with them, i think.

aaliyah said...

Trying new things was always a statement in childhood. We always had to take at least 'one bite' before saying we didn't like something. lol..ahh the memories..I now use this line with my boys..sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't but at least they tried it.

Your cobbler looks wonderful and I like the biscuits.

I look forward to your post next week!

Jules Someone said...

I was a bigger fan of the mixed berry version as well. Oh well, live and learn.