Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler

This week’s delicious selection comes from Amanda of Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake.

I love Dorie, I really do. However, my hips, thighs and belly love Dorie a little too much. Which is why this week instead of making the entire cobbler I made 3 mini-cobblers in these little cake pans I found at Target. I did not properly half the recipe; I just eyeballed the entire thing. Luck was on my side because they came out great.

I have never cooked/baked anything with rhubarb in it. The only real exposure to rhubarb I’ve had comes from listening to Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion and hearing their ‘commercials’ for Be-Bop-A-Re-Bop Rhubarb Pie. I don’t think rhubarb is a big thing in the South; maybe it’s too hot here for rhubarb? At any rate I could not find any fresh at this point in the summer so I opted for frozen. I did use fresh cherries though. The recipe was easily put together, really the only time consuming part was pitting the cherries. I didn’t use the food processor either; just my hands and I sprinkled the tops with raw sugar before I put them in the oven. I baked them for about 30 minutes at 350, until the filling started bubbling up and running down the sides of the pans.

I let them cool for a couple of hours, just because dinner wasn’t ready for awhile. But I kept them sitting on top of the oven so they were still slightly warm when we ate them. They were very good, I’m glad I didn’t make the whole thing because we surely would have devoured it. The rhubarb was a nice taste just a little tangy with a hint of sweetness. I have some leftover and I might have to make these hand-pies I saw on Angry Chicken’s blog. They look delicious!

Next week's selection is the Summer Fruit Galette chosen by Michelle of Michelle in Colorado Springs. I'm debating on what summer fruit to use, I'm thinking apricots, nectarines or plums. Decisions, decisions...

16 comments:

Prudy said...

Your cobbler looks wonderful and great idea to scale down. I've been doing the same, forced into it by the belly bulge. I love Prairie home comp. and had forgotten about that rhubarb jingle. Now it'll be in my head all day.

erin lou said...

I love the scaled down version. I love being apart of twd but all these good baked goods are dangerous!

Susie Homemaker said...

my butt is getting huge, thanks to dore.
your cobbler looks so yum!!

Katrina said...

I love the PHC rhubarb jingle!
Your scaled down cobblers look great.

Teanna said...

I'm all about the portion control as well! Your mini cobbler looks great!

Anne said...

Your cobbler looks great- smart to scale it down, I know what you mean about Dorie being rough on the diet! Great job!

Engineer Baker said...

I don't think I had any need for small pans until TWD - now I downscale everything or take it into work! Minis look awesome, btw.

Pamela said...

Yeah, I think I've gotta start scaling back, too. No amount of exercise is helping me with keeping the TWD calories at bay. I always try to think of ways to share the goodness! Mini's were a grand idea.

Steph said...

I totally agree with the scaling down. My clothes are starting to feel a little snug.. haha.

The Food Librarian said...

Your cobbler looks great! I made 1/4 of the recipe...or else I would have eaten the whole thing too!

Mara said...

looks so yummy...we also scaled down...but it didnt stop me from eating one almost all on my own!

Nickki said...

Your cobbler looks lovely! I've been downscaling recipes too due to my expanding butt!

Shirlie said...

Nice job! I love the last photo. Small portions are such a good idea, too!

CB said...

I heart Tarjay! I am getting pretty good at reducing recipes too. I need to for my muffin top sanity. LOL. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

aaliyah said...

I liked your little baking dishes and agree about the waistline. My daughters friend is visiting from Denmark and she said I was ruining it for her because she had planned to slim down while she was here lol..yeah ok! Not with me being in this group. They ate half a pan of this cobbler and were ready for more!

I am glad someone out here is good at scaling down things. I need advice on how to do that because I am so used to cooking for a big family growing up that I forget I don't have an army.

Nice pictures and I look forward to seeing you next week!

Andrea said...

Your little cobblers are a great idea, I think I'm going to need to start scaling down recipes too! My mom used to always listen to PHC in the car and that little rhubarb pie jingle that I totally forgot about brings me back :)