7.22.2008

TWD: Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler




Much thanks to Amanda from Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake for selecting this week's dessert, Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler. This recipe provided me with a few more firsts since I have never:
  • pitted cherries
  • touched rhubarb
  • & even baked with whole wheat flour!
Just a few more milestones met & crossed in my short baking career!

I was lucky and was able to find rhubarb in 2 different stores since it is going out of season very quickly. Whole Foods was charging $4.99/lb(!!!), almost as much as a gallon of gas and the Dekalb Farmers Market was charging 89 cents/lb & the rhubarb came from Washington State. See if you can figure out which store I purchased it from! :-)

We had fresh ginger at home so we used less ginger than Dorie called for because it was so potent, and omitted it from the biscuit topping. The cobbler was done in about 40 minutes and we all dug in literally 20 minutes later.


I absolutely loved it- all the flavors just tasted so perfect together for me, and topping it off with Breyer's vanilla just threw it over the top because it was still so warm. My husband wasn't as crazy about it, he's not much of a ginger fan and my mom also liked it. So 2 votes yes, 1 vote no. I would make this again just to eat all by myself! Can't wait till next June for the first arrivals of local rhubarb!

10 comments:

rainbowbrown said...

Oh congratualtions on your firsts! Those are some good ones. Good to hear it turned out well. Very well done.

Engineer Baker said...

Those are definitely some quality firsts. TWD just opens you up to all sorts of new things, doesn't it? Glad you liked it!

Joelen said...

You did a great job for trying some things for the first time :)

Pamela said...

Terrific bargain on the rhubarb! Glad you both enjoyed it.

Susie Homemaker said...

i had a bunch of firsts too - but you did fantastic!! nice one!

Mike Spoodles said...

Yeah, it's killing me that I have to wait a year for rhubarb! You're very lucky!

Jules Someone said...

Yeah! That looks delicious! Glad you're a rhubarb convert!

Nickki said...

Well done! Fantastic looking cobbler :)

aaliyah said...

That is great with more first's crossed off your list!

Your's looks very nice and sounds like it was very tasty.

Rhubarb was out of season already for us in Lebanon so I had to substitute nectarines instead. I sooo miss rhubarb. Maybe next year I can make this with the exact ingredients.

See you next week, and what kind of pizza were you eating at your wedding? Looks like it was good. One more thing...the Dekalb you speak of, is that in NY?

Barbara said...

Congratulations on all those "firsts!" I'm glad 2 out of 3 of you liked the cobbler, too.