Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Baking with Dorie: Strawberry & Apple cobbler

I've never baked a cobbler before, so when our BWD bake came up this week, I was none the wiser! 

The recipe on page 415 of Baking from my home to yours by Dorie Greenspan, called for rhubarb and cherry cobbler. Since cherries are not in season this side of the world, and those that are available are imported and cost an arm and a leg (R36.00 for a 200g punnet!!!), I opted for strawberries. After searching high and low for rhubarb, I came to the conclusion that it was just not grown around here. So, I substituted apples for the rhubarb. So many substitution going on here, eh??!!

The topping of the cobbler lends itself to a shortbread kinda dough. I used ground almonds instead of the wholewheat flour the recipe called for. I love how quickly this can be made!! 1....2....3 and in the oven it goes! 

I served it warm with tinroof ice cream. And from the silence emanating from the lounge, I guess the kids loved it and so did I! 

Head on to Ryan's blog for the recipe and go on and try this! It's perfect with the winter weather we're having!