Monday, July 21, 2008

TWD: Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler

This weeks TWD was picked by Amanda of Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake.
I absolutely LOVE cobblers, that yummmy, delicious fruit filling hidden underneath the ever so flakey topping. Everything about them just screams "YUMMMMMM!"
I've never had rhubarb before, but i've been meaning to taste one, so this gave me an excuse to try some.

In the recipe, it said after you lay out the biscuit dough, to separate it into 20 individual "puffs", and to make 4 rows of 5, of the circles. Now, I must have done something wrong cause as you can see, the circles didn't really spread, and or cover the fruit filling...? That kind of stumped me as I was pulling the cobbler out of the oven...SOOO, there was obviously a mistake there.
Regardless of that minor error, the cobbler turned out verrrrrry good!
Although, I think the ginger in the biscuits gave them sort of a weird-ish flavor...I could definitely taste that spice in it...I was thinking of adding a different type of spice to the dough like cinnamon, or nutmeg, but decided to let it go...Maybe next time i'll change that.

I of course served it with some vanilla ice cream, which personally, is the BEST topping for ANY dessert in my book. And it added that extra deliciousness!
Putting those little set-backs aside, this was a greatt dessert!

(I need to learn how to take better pictures, I think...I have the Nikon D40, which I think is a pretty good camera, but i've got to learn how to do all that confusing lighting stuff and all those "professional" camera's a work in progress I guess.)


Amy said...

I love the way your cobbler looks. So yummy and golden brown. It was my first experience with the rhubarb also. I have to say that we are now very big fans!

I also have a Nikon D40 (for about the past year) and I'm still trying to take well, better than average pictures. For me it is a hit and miss thing. Good luck!

Passionate Baker said...

yeaaa i absolutely agree about the camera!


Jules Someone said...

Looks beautiful. Glad you're a rhubarb convert!

Anne said...

Your cobbler looks awesome!

I have a D50 and love it! I had it cleaned a few weeks ago and was missing it like crazy when I was trying to shoot food with a little Canon "purse camera" as we call them lol.

I would say to read your manual and keep practicing- that's the nice thing about the DSLR, with lens, flash, and so many modes, the only place to go is up. :)

Passionate Baker said...

Thanks anne!..and yesss, it is going to take some major practicing! I'll deff. work on it

Susie Homemaker said...

my first try of rhubarb, too - yours looks great!!

chocolatechic said...

My topping just sat there looking like lumps too. Very disappointing.

Yours looks wonderful.

WenTong said...

I've never had rhubarb. It's not commonly found in Singapore. I think. My Dorie Greenspan cookbook is on it's way to my doorstep from Amazon! And I own the D40 too. I'm still trying to figure it out as well... Let's work towards it together shall we. All the best!

Em said...

OMG the vanilla ice cream takes it right over into decadent! Nice job :)

Have a delicious day.

Engineer Baker said...

To heck with "professional" pictures - as long as it tastes good!

Pamela said...

I agree about the vanilla ice cream. In my opinion, it can make ANYTHING taste better. It looks good, though.

Barbara said...

Looks delicious! My "lumps" of dough didn't spread either. Maybe the fruit is supposed to show through?

I've had fun gradually learning more about using my camera. Hey, don't stress about it, just try out a new thing every now and then.

Mara said...

looks wonderful....fabulous job!! And your pictures are very good!

Passionate Baker said...

thanks to all u guys!

Nickki said...

My cobbler biscuits didn't rise and spread either. I'm sure I did something wrong :) your pictures look great! :)

aaliyah said...

After all the ice cream I have seen with the cobbler I am wondering how the Lebanese style ice cream will work with this.

Your photos are wonderful and what you made looks really tasty. I look forward to seeing you next week.

Jaime said...

yum! it looks fabulous. my first time trying rhubarb too. my cobbler topping did not spread either, i think you need to flatten them out a little before baking.

Dolores said...

I'm glad you liked this one; it LOOKS great!