Here we are once again with more cobbler. We had a fabulous chocolately week last week and we are back with more fruit. Yes, we recently made cobbler. My point? This is like no other cobbler I’ve made or had before. The topping is different, the fruit combination is unique, the spices are slightly more exotic than your average cobbler – so really, other than some of the method and name – there really isn’t anything of repetitiveness (is that even really a word) in this week’s pick from Amanda from Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake.
For the sake of full disclosure, I didn’t really try the fruit (again, I really don’t like cooked fruit – it’s a texture thing more than a flavor thing for me). I still like working with them as an ingredient because they are just so darn pretty (beautiful, beautiful cherries!). I did try some of the topping with the sauce made from the fruit and it was really good. I added some raw sugar to the top of the biscuits for extra sweetness and crunch.
The topping has a more “toothsome” texture to it and nutty flavor due to the use of whole wheat flour (Bob’s Red Mill Whole Wheat Pastry Flour is what I used). The crust was really pretty incredible and different than a regular cobbler crust. It was almost like getting a “crisp” topping flavor in cobbler form. In fact, next time I use this recipe I may try mixing in some oat flour as well.
The main spice flavor used was the ground ginger. The ginger scent and flavor was pretty prominent, but not overwhelmingly so. I actually followed the recipe exactly for once (ok, almost exactly) and didn’t switch out any components or flavors – other than using some Rainier Cherries – basically just for more color and a little twist – because we all know I can’t ever leave well enough alone! The only other thing I did differently was to just use a small cookie dough scoop to make the balls of dough (so that I wouldn’t overwork it at all).
Those that tried the whole thing really liked this – in fact, the hubby at first just said it was fine – then (as he continued to devour it) said it was “really pretty good” – which is actually pretty high praise from him.
I know I’ll make it again, probably with peaches or something I like better. I was able to find some rhubarb and got a good deal (great deal really) on the cherries – almost 3 lbs at the Farmer’s Market for $4.
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