Tuesday, July 22, 2008
TWD - Rhubarb Cobbler
I am still at home sick today - feeling better than yesterday but still not that well, but I had to post my TWD challenge for the week. The recipe this week is rhubarb and cherry cobbler chosen by Amanda from Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake. This is the second cobbler we have done which is quite funny, given that I had never made a cobbler before until that first challenge!
My Mum loves rhubarb, so it was opportune that she was staying on Sunday night when I made it. Cherries arent in season in NZ at the moment (and even if they were I think it is sacriledge to cook our beautiful big central Otago cherries!) and I am not a big dan of canned cherries, so I used plums (canned) to bulk out my rhubarb.
This particular cobbler was a mix of wholemeal and plain flour and instead of rolling out the cobbler dough as we did for the previous cobbler, you put balls of dough on top of the fruit (a bit like dumplings). There was a little ground ginger added to the fruit and to the dough - I doubled the amount added to the dough but there was still only a hint of ginger in the taste of the pudding.
We had the cobbler with softly whipped cream. We all loved it. It is a bit like eating scones with fruit. The wholemeal flour gave a yummy nuttiness and extra depth to the dough. I would try this again.
See what the other TWDers thought here