Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Mixed Berry Cobbler

This week's assignment from the TWD group is a Mixed Berry Cobbler found on page 416 of "baking from My Home to Yours" by none other than Dorie Greenspan. This is an easy, quick, fruity dessert. And so many possible variations that this is surely a keeper.
The instructions call for a slightly sweetened biscuit dough as a topping. The butter is worked into a mixture of flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. The technique is the same used for a flaky pie or tart crust. I prefer to work the mixture with my fingers so that the butter is similar to oatmeal flakes; small but flat pieces. Then heavy cream is added to bring the dry ingredients together into a soft and slightly sticky mass. The heavy cream gives the biscuit a rich and wonderful texture.
Now on to the filling. In a large bowl mixed berries and any other fruit you might wish to add is mixed gently with sugar, corn starch, lemon zest, and a bit of fresh ground pepper. The dough is gently patted down and placed over the fruit in a deep dish pie plate. Baked until golden in color and yup, that's it! Simple and oh so tasty. Nor a complaint in this house. Hope you enjoy it as well.

11 comments:

rainbowbrown said...

I loved how easy this was too. So glad you liked it!

ostwestwind said...

Glad you liked it, it was my first cobbler, easy and tasty...

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Engineer Baker said...

It's even better when a tasty dessert comes together so easily, isn't it?

bakingwiththeboys said...

Easy and tasty! Perfect, especially for the week after the somewhat complicated cream puff ring.

Pamela said...

It really was simple and so, so good!

Christine said...

I am glad you liked this cobbler! I enjoyed how easy this was glad you enjoyed it!

Heather B said...

Looks delicious! Great job!

Barbara said...

Yum!

Dolores said...

You describe the simplicity of this week's recipe beautifully... the no-fuss assembly certainly belies the depth of flavor and texture, doesn't it?

Jules Someone said...

That looks yummy. Easy and yummy is a winner in my book!

Cecilia said...

Your cobbler looks so warm and gooey. Great work!