Cobbler was definitely a dessert of the moment. Our Tuesdays with Dorie selection this week was Mixed Berry Cobbler, chosen by Beth of Our Sweet Life. Berry cobbler screams summer and all that goes with it (the pool, sunscreen, lemonade, cut grass).
We enjoyed our Mixed Berry Cobbler on a warm Saturday evening after a typical summer day. Dorie says that you can substitute frozen berries and I suppose you could. I have no idea. It has never once occurred to me to make any kind of cobbler when the chosen fruit is out of season. I only want a cobbler, crisp or similar when the fruit is so abundant and pervasive I can’t avoid thinking about it. Chocolate chip cookies? Anytime. Anyplace. Berry desserts? Only in season and only after a great relaxed summer meal. So, I won’t be eating cobbler after chili or pizza delivery. We had pasta with roasted tomatoes and corn. Perfect.
I had cherries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries on hand. I could seriously eat bowls of this all day long, especially cherries. I know I can’t have them all the time so I eat them compulsively for a few weeks. I am in the middle of my cherry feast now and loving every minute of it. [Note: had to grab a few while writing this post].
I read the comments before making the cobbler and there was some discussion about the cobbler dough lacking flavor. I added a little cinnamon and vanilla and thought it was great. I will admit that, while I truly enjoy cobbler, I am certainly not wedded to any particular topping. I didn’t really grow up eating a lot of cobbler dishes and have no strong feelings either way. Everyone enjoyed it so there you go. Well, everyone except Colin who eats nothing that has the slightest hint of appearing in nature. Cobbler = fruit; not for Colin.
Check out the other cobblers here. Next week: Apple Cheddar Scones. A first for me.