Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie - Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler

This is going to be another short and sweet Tuesdays with Dorie post as the only word that comes to mind when I think of that Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler is "uninspiring".

I was quite disappointed as I love cherries, I love rhubarb but the two together just didn't do it for me. Even Martin who usually loves fruit desserts like this just said it was good but ordinary.

I had really high hopes because as I said, I love all the ingredients separately and everything came together really easily. Plus it's a really beautiful dessert, the fruit filling turns a gorgeous red, and I had sprinkled some coarse sugar on top of the dumplings so they were really shiny and crunchy.

But once I scooped out a piece it was a whole different story. I found the filling was too soupy, the dough was bland and the fruit didn't complement each other at all, in my opinion. I'm not being negative or anything, but I couldn't just tell you guys this was a fabulous dessert and you should all try it right away. I'm not saying you shouldn't either though as I'm sure others in the group really liked it or tweaked it to their liking.

So should you be curious about it visit Amanda at Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake who chose this week's recipe. Now I'm off to visit the other members and see what they all thought of this cobbler!

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37 comments:

Amy said...

I'm sorry you didn't like your cobbler. Your topping looks perfect!

Isabelle said...

si ça peut te rassurer...y a que moi qui a beaucoup aimé...le reste de ma gang a dit " bof, bof"

Sarah said...

at least you tried it. i wasn't a huge fan either.

rainbowbrown said...

Yeah, I imagined that the cherry and rhubarb combo wouldn't be to everyones liking. Your does look rather pretty, though.

Manggy said...

Oh man! I'm sorry to hear that, Lynne. It actually seems like a majority concensus. Next time I guess :)

PheMom said...

Mine was kind of soupy too, but since I don't like that kind of cooked fruit I only really tried the biscuit which was pretty good.

Prudy said...

Oh, what a tragedy that you didn't like it. Especially since it looked so beautiful! Thanks for being honest. Your pics are so gorgeous, you could have just played along and no one would have been the wiser. Hopefully next week is a better deal for you.

Bonbon Oiseau said...

aww too bad--but the photos are beautiful! (i love your blog-found via tartelette!)

kim said...

sorry you didn't like it :( that pic of the sugar on top is mouthwatering!

Peabody said...

The filling does seem a little on the wet side. I added chocolate to my cobbler so I think that helped the crust.

Carol Peterman said...

I am surprised you had so much liquid. Maybe I just had dried out fruit! Though the taste didn't wow you, your photos wowed me!

Susie Homemaker said...

wow - mine didn't do that i probably less than juicy fruit! your pictures make it looks so good though!

Nickki said...

Sorry you didn't like the cobbler, your picture looks lovely though! I wasn't that keen either I'm afraid. I used nectarines instead of rhubarb.

Heather B said...

I'm sorry you didn't like your cobbler. Hopefully next week will be better!

Kevin said...

I have never thought about combining cherries and rhubarb. I will have to try it.

Engineer Baker said...

Trying it's half the battle. Hopefully you'll find next week's more inspiring!

Kayte said...

It's always amazing to me when recipes turn out differently for various people...mine turned out very great but yours did not...maybe another go at it? Or not, if you don't like the combo...maybe another combo? It is also amazing how wonderfully your photos turned out...wow. Thanks for sharing.

Di said...

I love the picture of the pastry cutter. I'm sorry you didn't end up liking the cobbler as much as you thought you would. Hopefully next week will be better.

Meg said...

You're much calmer about so-so results than I am. When I make something that looks like it should be great and is just... meh, I get annoyed out of all proportion. It is pretty, though.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I was underwhelmed by this one too, although yours came out better than mine did. Mine was a gloppy mess!

Mara said...

it LOOKS good!! sorry you didn't like it.

Grace said...

uninspiring, eh? it does look a bit soupy. i guess dorie's not perfect after all. i'm sure you can find some way to spruce it up. you're clever like that. :)

Abeer said...

ohh sounds gr8 in this weather! :D

CB said...

Bummer you didn't like it! But I admit I wasn't a fan either. I love the course sugar on top though. Gives it a great texture.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Hmmmm...sorry to hear you thought this recipe was unspectacular. I missed out with the broken oven and all, but I do still want to give it a go.

michaelendo said...

I stumbled onto your blog the other day when my partner and I were googling how much the average person spends doing the dishes in a lifetime. I didn't find an answer to that pressing question but I found your blog. happy surprise. Your photos look delicious!

Alexa said...

The pictures look pretty. I have never tried to combine cherries and rhubarb. However, anything with fruits is always a winner for me.

Haley said...

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Dolores said...

I'm sorry this one didn't work better for you. Your sugared cobbler topping looks yummy!

aaliyah said...

Sorry you didn't like it. I hope you will like next weeks recipe.

Look forward to your post next week!

PheMom said...

I forgot to tell you that I gave you an award on my blog. Look for the doughnuts a couple of posts back!

ostwestwind said...

Sorry to hear, that it didn't met your taste! But it looks very tasty, though!

Ulrike from Küchenlatein

Cookie baker Lynn said...

It looks beautiful but I appreciate the honest review. Then I don't have to waste time making it, or else change it up when I make it.

Elle said...

oooh, too bad, because it looks so pretty, too! And you're right, everything in there is good on it's own, so it should be great!

Ali B. said...

It always makes me so sad when things don't work out as I want them to. But it sure makes me feel better to know that it happens to others, as well.

The photos turned out great, though. Yay you.

Jules Someone said...

Yeah, I wasn't a big fan. I liked the other cobbler better.

Pamela said...

Just had to comment on how pretty your pictures are. That first one of the pastry blender is really, really great! Sorry you didn't like the cobbler. While I thought this one was okay, I preferred the mixed berry one.