Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler...

This was a quick and easy recipe! Thank you to Amanda from Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake for choosing a fun recipe. I was not sure if I wanted to make this one or not; I have never liked rhubarb and my mom always made me eat it. She grew it in the backyard and then stewed it, yuck. The first few bites were OK, then a weird tart taste and then no way it was going down my throat, but I figured if Dorie made something with rhubarb it must be good, hopefully. The cherry rhubarb combination was very good, I think I would use more ginger next time because it didn't come through as much as I would have liked, maybe some fresh grated would be a nice addition. I added a teaspoon of Kirsch (cherry liquor) and I would add more next time, if I make it again. My husband liked the cobbler but felt the topping lacked something, again the ginger was not as pronunced as we would have liked, maybe the addition of cinnamon or allspice or maybe cardamon. It tasted too much like wheat bread for us, just our taste buds I guess; I might try all regular flour next time, just to please our palate.









13 comments:

Amy said...

Oh, adding Kirsch sounds divine. Your cobbler looks wonderful!

nancysrecipes said...

Your cobbler looks great ~ I love your photos!

Teanna said...

I love the idea of using kirsch! And your cobbler looks fantastic!

Susie Homemaker said...

the kirsch sounds fab...and using all AP flour worked great - I think I liked it better that way!

Pamela said...

It does look good. When in doubt, a little ice cream on top is always nice.

Laura said...

I love how your cobbler looks! Great job!

Fit Chick said...

Thank you for your comments, I really appreciate them. It's good to know that all AP flour worked out. I just may try this again!

Engineer Baker said...

Cardamom or allspice sound like wonderful additions. Beautiful cobbler!

Em said...

Nice job! Great idea about the Kirsch.

Have a delicious day :)

Nickki said...

Your cobbler looks yummy, love your pictures :)

Barbara said...

Love your addition of Kirsch! I used about 1/2 teaspoon of fresh grated ginger in the filling and that was good. Yes, I think more and/or other spices in the topping would also be good! This is a great recipe for fiddling around with!

Jules Someone said...

I never thought of adding the Kirsch. That looks delicious!

Dolores said...

You're the first person I've encountered who agreed with me on the ginger... more is better. Great idea with the Kirsch.