Tuesday, July 22, 2008

TWD - Rhubarb Cobbler


I am still at home sick today - feeling better than yesterday but still not that well, but I had to post my TWD challenge for the week. The recipe this week is rhubarb and cherry cobbler chosen by Amanda from Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake. This is the second cobbler we have done which is quite funny, given that I had never made a cobbler before until that first challenge!

My Mum loves rhubarb, so it was opportune that she was staying on Sunday night when I made it. Cherries arent in season in NZ at the moment (and even if they were I think it is sacriledge to cook our beautiful big central Otago cherries!) and I am not a big dan of canned cherries, so I used plums (canned) to bulk out my rhubarb.

This particular cobbler was a mix of wholemeal and plain flour and instead of rolling out the cobbler dough as we did for the previous cobbler, you put balls of dough on top of the fruit (a bit like dumplings). There was a little ground ginger added to the fruit and to the dough - I doubled the amount added to the dough but there was still only a hint of ginger in the taste of the pudding.



We had the cobbler with softly whipped cream. We all loved it. It is a bit like eating scones with fruit. The wholemeal flour gave a yummy nuttiness and extra depth to the dough. I would try this again.

See what the other TWDers thought here

18 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

you are a cobbler pro now--looks like it was good! hopefully you feel better soon!

Jess said...

Looks delicious - glad it worked so well with plums!

PheMom said...

I like the plum idea! I bet that was great!

Rigby said...

Your cobbler looks really good! I liked the ginger in the recipe too :)

Di said...

I used plums (well, pluots, actually) in my filling, too. Your cobbler looks great. I hope you feel better soon.

Amy said...

Your cobbler looks wonderful! Plums sound good.

Engineer Baker said...

Plums sound delicious in this! Great sub. Feel better soon!

kim said...

glad you liked it! the plums sound like a great substitute.

Natashya said...

Plums and extra ginger were both great ideas, good job!

Jules Someone said...

It looks great! I hope you feel better soon.

likesprinkles said...

I'm glad you guys liked it. I bet the plums were delicious with rhubarb!

Shandy said...

Your cobbler looks yummy! Great job. The fruit combination of rhubarb and plums sounds delicious too. =D

Heather B said...

I'm sorry you are still sick! Hope you feel better soon! Your cobbler looks delicious! Great job!

Pamela said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! In the meantime, nice cobbler and I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Barbara said...

Looks yummy! Plums sound great. Hope you feel all-the-way better soon.

Dolores said...

Yes, "scones with fruit" describes the textures and tastes of this one perfectly. Glad you and your mom enjoyed it. Hope you're feeling better soon.

aaliyah said...

Sorry to hear you are not feeling well and I hope you feel better soon. Your dessert looks and sounds really good!

Plums, I never thought to use those. I think I will give that a try too.

I really liked the dough...always my favorite part of baking..licking the dough spoon.

See you next week!

CB said...

Dumplings! Thats the word I was looking for but I couldn't think of it! Cobbler looks yummy. Get well soon.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought