TWD: Coming into Season

How can anything be bad that starts out like this....


Five cups of fresh or frozen mixed berries. Seriously, how bad can that be?

I guess I am one of the more fortunate Doranistas this week in that I had plenty of fresh berries available to me. So when Beth of Our Sweet Life chose the Mixed Berry Cobbler for her choice, I didn't worry about the price of berries. I simply looked in my fridge (which is currently devoid of berries right now.)

Its a good thing this was supposed to be a rustic dessert and not something with a fancy finish. Rustic is what I ended up with, with a craggly, crumbly top, and thick berry juice bubbling out the sides.

I've heard some other Doranistas had concerns about the cobbler. After the fact, of course, not before, but then that's about normal for me, isn't it? I had no problems with either making, or tasting the cobbler. Sure it is very different from the cobbler I usually make, which I like alot, but it was still good. A sprinkling of raw sugar on top would have been a great addition, though.

So no cobbler problems. I, personally, had berry problems. I think it was the blackberries. I really am not a huge fan of blackberries as a fresh fruit. My children love them, but I don't. It could not possibly have been the raspberries, strawberries or mountain of blueberries in the fruit mix, the three best berries there are. Never those, especially the blueberries. It had to be the blackberries. They overwhelmed the other berries with their strong flavor and big seeds. Which is why I was not fond of the berry part of this dessert.

However I seemed to be in the minority on this one. No one else in the house had any complaints at all about the cobbler, until it was gone. And all the boys had more than one serving. One even had it for breakfast, minus the ice cream.

I think I want to try this again, with peaches and strawberries maybe. And a good sprinkling of sugar on top.

For now I need to go look up the apple cheddar scones and go buy some cheese.

20 comments:

kim said...

sorry you didn't love the blackberries:( the cobbler looks delicious, though!

rainbowbrown said...

Just looked into your fridge for the 5 cups of berries, huh? Lucky! It looks great.

Megan said...

Evil blackberries! Taking over your cobbler - how dare they!!!!

Honestly, it looked great - and how awesome that you had all that fruit just sitting in your fridge waiting for an invitation to come out and play in the cobbler dough?

ostwestwind said...

Sorry to read, that you didn't love the blackberries, but I agree with kim, the cobbler looks great!

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Amy said...

Your cobbler looks fabulous! I don't like blackberries either.

Engineer Baker said...

I want 5 cups of berries in my fridge - lucky you! And your cobbler looks beautifully rustic.

Jules Someone said...

That looks gorgeous!

Dolores said...

Cobbler for breakfast... who'da thunk? :) Next time, strawberries and peaches it is.

Susie Homemaker said...

o yeah, strawberries and peaches...that's the ticket!

Peabody said...

Yeah, blackberry seeds can sometimes be a big pain. It looks lovely though.

steph- whisk/spoon said...

yeah, i didn't see what the problem was with the topping either. i thought it was great!

Christine said...

sorry you didn't like the blackberries! Wish my frig was as well stocked with berries as yours! Delicious cobbler good job!

Rebecca said...

Blackberries did me wrong, too! It's the seeds. They're ... distracting.

noskos said...

Looks great! Well done!

Brilynn said...

I love it when fresh berries are in season! I've got raspberries and strawberries on my counter and in about a week or two I'll have cherries as well, I can't wait!

Di said...

I've eaten more of the cobbler for breakfast than I have for dessert... =) I had to make more so my girls can have more than a spoonful, since I've been eating it all myself (I only made half the recipe at first).

Heather B said...

yum! Looks delicious! Great job!

BC said...

I love berry desserts but the seeds can be overwhelming. I usually add some non seedy fruit so I don't feel I'm munching on pebbles.

Shari said...

That fruit looks delicious!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Shelly said...

oh my gosh, total heaven! We love berries too and we have been picking mulberries and strawberries all week here. I am glad I found your blog tonight via the foodie blog roll, I will be back often!