Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TWD-Mixed Berry Cobbler


This week's TWD recipe was chosen by Beth at Our Sweet Life. I am really glad that it was a fairly quick and simple one to throw together. These past 3 weeks have been crazy at my house and I am ready for some baking time. I really miss being in my kitchen! Now, on to the cobbler...

This cobbler recipe is not my usual recipe. This one makes a biscuit like topping, where my normal recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of milk, and 1 cup of self rising flour. Mix them together, pour them on top of your berries and bake. My normal fruit mixture is 1 cup of sugar for every 2 cups of fruit. Cook them in a pot until bubbly, and the sugar is dissolved, pour into the baking dish, top with the topping and bake it. With that said, I was curious to see how this recipe differed from my normal. So, here goes!

With the price of fresh berries here lately, I decided to go with frozen, which is completely fine, because Dorie had said it is completely fine to use frozen, and no need to thaw them! Even better! I also chose to only use blackberries. They are great on their own, and don't need any other berry added, in my opinion. Add just a few ingredients to the berries and throw them into your baking dish. Mix the biscuit dough, AP flour, baking powder, a little sugar, some cold butter and heavy cream. I think my favorite part of mixing this together was adding the butter and mixing it together with my hands. There is just something about breaking up the butter that makes me happy! Crazy, I know. I can admit that! There had been some talk on the TWD site that the biscuit dough was rather bland, so I added a little more sugar and some vanilla, and sprinkled some extra sugar on the dough before baking.

Next, you roll out the biscuit dough, put it on top of the berries, cut a few venting slits and cut a hole in the middle. Bake for about an hour and there you have it, and nice and bubbly cobbler. This recipe was quick and simple and tasty. Although, I will probably not make it again, only because I like my normal go to cobbler better. I really like my dough mixed in the fruit instead of just a topping.

Make sure that you go and check out the other TWD chicks, as we are over 200 now! If you want this recipe you can find it here. Next week has been chosen by Karina at The Floured Apron, Apple Cheddar Scones.

23 comments:

Megan said...

Your usual recipe sounds quite good. I will have to try it next time I have a surplus of fruit, Or the urge hits. :)

Jules Someone said...

Looks delicious. I'm more of a biscuit girl myself, but your recipe sounds yummy.

Engineer Baker said...

As long as you have a go-to recipe, that's what really counts. It looks wonderful.

Erin said...

Your recipe sounds a lot like mine! Your cobbler looks good- cobbler and ice cream are a wonderful combination!

rainbowbrown said...

Glad you tried this one out, it was good and I bet it helped in solidifying your love for your go-to :)

bakingwiththeboys said...

Your original recipe sounds great!

bakersbakery said...

hmmmm I may have to give your original recipe a try sometime!
Looove the color of the blackberries!

likesprinkles said...

I think I'm going to give your recipe a try. I love cobblers but Dorie's just didn't do it for me.

Christine said...

I am used to pouring a batter mixture over my cobbler to! Your cobbler looks great!

Linda said...

I too love working in cold butter with my hands as well...no need for a pastry cutter here!

Dolores said...

I'd never tried *any* version of cobbler prior to this week's assignments, and now several people's "go-to" recipes have me intrigued. I've added yours to my growing list.

Rebecca said...

I went the frozen berry path, too. Fresh-picked ones are crazy expensive here. Yikes, Dorie.

Megan said...

I will try your go-to recipe as well - but do you add any other flavoring? Since my husband wants just peach, and I can't use any nuts. If you have any suggestions send them over!

Jaime said...

mmmm looks great! i think we all have our own favorite cobbler recipes :)

Jeanine said...

Mmm...topped with some ice cream, it looks just perfect! Great job! :)

Emiline said...

I have been berry-crazy lately!
This looks so good. Blackberries are great. They're more intense, you know?

Dorie is probably reading your post and smiling. Except the part where you said others thought the dough was bland. :)

Jess said...

Yum, blackberries...I love it when I can use things out of my freezer and get a delicious result.

ostwestwind said...

Blackberry cobbler topped with ice cream, sounds divine and looks great!
Ulrike from Küchenlatein

The Becketts said...

Yum!! I like the all idea of all blackberry.

Mara said...

your recipe sounds tasty! how do you mix the fruit in with the dough typically? this was my first go at a cobbler and we LOVED how it came out. i made it a bit more biscuity tasty.

Heather B said...

Looks delicious! Great job!

lemontartlet said...

It looks as perfect as all your creations! Love your blog so much.

Shari said...

I haven't tried a cobbler with the dough mixed in. Sounds like it would be good!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TWD-Mixed Berry Cobbler


This week's TWD recipe was chosen by Beth at Our Sweet Life. I am really glad that it was a fairly quick and simple one to throw together. These past 3 weeks have been crazy at my house and I am ready for some baking time. I really miss being in my kitchen! Now, on to the cobbler...

This cobbler recipe is not my usual recipe. This one makes a biscuit like topping, where my normal recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar, 1 cup of milk, and 1 cup of self rising flour. Mix them together, pour them on top of your berries and bake. My normal fruit mixture is 1 cup of sugar for every 2 cups of fruit. Cook them in a pot until bubbly, and the sugar is dissolved, pour into the baking dish, top with the topping and bake it. With that said, I was curious to see how this recipe differed from my normal. So, here goes!

With the price of fresh berries here lately, I decided to go with frozen, which is completely fine, because Dorie had said it is completely fine to use frozen, and no need to thaw them! Even better! I also chose to only use blackberries. They are great on their own, and don't need any other berry added, in my opinion. Add just a few ingredients to the berries and throw them into your baking dish. Mix the biscuit dough, AP flour, baking powder, a little sugar, some cold butter and heavy cream. I think my favorite part of mixing this together was adding the butter and mixing it together with my hands. There is just something about breaking up the butter that makes me happy! Crazy, I know. I can admit that! There had been some talk on the TWD site that the biscuit dough was rather bland, so I added a little more sugar and some vanilla, and sprinkled some extra sugar on the dough before baking.

Next, you roll out the biscuit dough, put it on top of the berries, cut a few venting slits and cut a hole in the middle. Bake for about an hour and there you have it, and nice and bubbly cobbler. This recipe was quick and simple and tasty. Although, I will probably not make it again, only because I like my normal go to cobbler better. I really like my dough mixed in the fruit instead of just a topping.

Make sure that you go and check out the other TWD chicks, as we are over 200 now! If you want this recipe you can find it here. Next week has been chosen by Karina at The Floured Apron, Apple Cheddar Scones.

23 comments:

Megan said...

Your usual recipe sounds quite good. I will have to try it next time I have a surplus of fruit, Or the urge hits. :)

Jules Someone said...

Looks delicious. I'm more of a biscuit girl myself, but your recipe sounds yummy.

Engineer Baker said...

As long as you have a go-to recipe, that's what really counts. It looks wonderful.

Erin said...

Your recipe sounds a lot like mine! Your cobbler looks good- cobbler and ice cream are a wonderful combination!

rainbowbrown said...

Glad you tried this one out, it was good and I bet it helped in solidifying your love for your go-to :)

bakingwiththeboys said...

Your original recipe sounds great!

bakersbakery said...

hmmmm I may have to give your original recipe a try sometime!
Looove the color of the blackberries!

likesprinkles said...

I think I'm going to give your recipe a try. I love cobblers but Dorie's just didn't do it for me.

Christine said...

I am used to pouring a batter mixture over my cobbler to! Your cobbler looks great!

Linda said...

I too love working in cold butter with my hands as well...no need for a pastry cutter here!

Dolores said...

I'd never tried *any* version of cobbler prior to this week's assignments, and now several people's "go-to" recipes have me intrigued. I've added yours to my growing list.

Rebecca said...

I went the frozen berry path, too. Fresh-picked ones are crazy expensive here. Yikes, Dorie.

Megan said...

I will try your go-to recipe as well - but do you add any other flavoring? Since my husband wants just peach, and I can't use any nuts. If you have any suggestions send them over!

Jaime said...

mmmm looks great! i think we all have our own favorite cobbler recipes :)

Jeanine said...

Mmm...topped with some ice cream, it looks just perfect! Great job! :)

Emiline said...

I have been berry-crazy lately!
This looks so good. Blackberries are great. They're more intense, you know?

Dorie is probably reading your post and smiling. Except the part where you said others thought the dough was bland. :)

Jess said...

Yum, blackberries...I love it when I can use things out of my freezer and get a delicious result.

ostwestwind said...

Blackberry cobbler topped with ice cream, sounds divine and looks great!
Ulrike from Küchenlatein

The Becketts said...

Yum!! I like the all idea of all blackberry.

Mara said...

your recipe sounds tasty! how do you mix the fruit in with the dough typically? this was my first go at a cobbler and we LOVED how it came out. i made it a bit more biscuity tasty.

Heather B said...

Looks delicious! Great job!

lemontartlet said...

It looks as perfect as all your creations! Love your blog so much.

Shari said...

I haven't tried a cobbler with the dough mixed in. Sounds like it would be good!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog