I hate to say it, but this was the first recipe of Dorie’s that I just flat out did not care for – at all! I thought the day would never come when I would dislike, hate even, one of Dorie’s recipes, but there really is a first time for everything, I guess.

This week’s recipe was Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler, chosen by Amanda of Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake. To start with, I wasn’t too enthusiastic about another biscuit topping “cobbler” (not that it matters what I think – all that matters is the person who chose it, and if she wanted cobbler, than by gosh, cobbler is what she’ll get!), but its a cobbler containing rhurbarb….I think I’ve actually seen rhubarb in person once in my whole life around these parts….but not now apparently – the stuff is darned near impossible to find – so it would be a cherry rhubarb cobbler minus the rhubarb. Maybe that’s why mine was so unappealing – who knows. (At least it looks good, right?)

I bought a truck load of fresh cherries at my farmers market and was all excited to get home and start on my cherry cobbler. Until I realized I had no cherry pitter thingie. Great. I read on the TWD website that you could use a chopstick instead….so there I was in my kitchen, using a chopstick to try to pit my cherries. Five minutes into the process, it looked like I had murdered a small animal or something – bright, red cherry juice – EVERYWHERE. My face, my hair, my clothes, my walls, my hands – my fingers are still stained!- but I managed to get all those @#$%^&! cherries pitted, alright. During the whole process I kept thinking, “this had better be the best cherry cobbler known to man, or else I’m going to be really upset!” Against my better judgement, I decided to go ahead and make the biscuit topping instead of using a different topping like I did last time (the TWD gods were not amused at that), and hope for the best. I pulled it out of the oven and it looked delicious – juicy and red with a nicely browned crumbly topping. The taste, however wasn’t near as good as it looked. Both hubby and I were disappointed in the topping – it tasted like flour and nothing else – and the cherry filling was just “ok”. Now that could be due to the lack of rhubarb – so I won’t judge that part too much. Either way, it didn’t get eaten. And I was disappointed that I made something of Dorie’s that I didn’t care for. I guess it happens though – she can’t make everyone happy 100% of the time. So, there’s always next week (Summer Fruit Galette) and I’m particularly excited about it! Stay tuned!



  1. sorry you were disappointed :( it does look great! i liked it, but i did manage to scrounge up some rhubarb… i’m sure it would be better with that.


    Comment by kim — July 21, 2008 @ 9:47 PM

  2. murdering a small animal.. haha. I hope you enjoy next week’s recipe. Your cobber looks really yummy though.


    Comment by Steph — July 22, 2008 @ 6:12 AM

  3. You and me both. :) I had a feeling that I wouldn’t like the topping, but I made it anyway. Half of the filling was eaten (before it ruined), but the topping was thrown away!!


    Comment by hornedfroggy — July 22, 2008 @ 8:04 AM

  4. awww – but it looks so good! i’ll have it.


    Comment by Susan — July 22, 2008 @ 11:40 AM

  5. I can’t wait for the Summer Fruit Gallette. I am buying the ingredients tonight. I was supposed tomake this cobbler and post today, but Gettign back on Sunday from my vacation left me littel time to really devote to the baking. Look like I didn’t miss much with this one though…. Lov eyour photos!!!!


    Comment by sara — July 22, 2008 @ 12:52 PM

  6. I’m sorry you weren’t a huge fan – better luck next time, right? And yes, at least it looks pretty :)


    Comment by Caitlin — July 22, 2008 @ 5:42 PM

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    Comment by Carrie — July 22, 2008 @ 5:55 PM

  8. Oh, I’m so sorry to hear you didn’t like it. Hope you were able to find someone to enjoy it and finish it off.

    I couldn’t find rhubarb either.

    Better luck next week — I’m looking forward to the galette too!


    Comment by Barbara — July 22, 2008 @ 8:30 PM

  9. I didn’t care much for mine either. Your picture does look great though! I can’t wait for the galette either :)


    Comment by nickki — July 23, 2008 @ 6:27 AM

  10. I wasn’t a fan either. Ah well. At least you tried and now you know right? Great job!

    Clara @ iheartfood4thought


    Comment by CB — July 23, 2008 @ 9:46 AM

  11. Sad to hear you didn’t like it and hope that next week works out better for you. Your pictures look great by the way! See you next week.


    Comment by Aaliyah — July 23, 2008 @ 12:37 PM

  12. I’m sorry that you didn’t like it more. I’m a sucker for anything with rhubarb in it.


    Comment by Jules — July 23, 2008 @ 2:42 PM

  13. oh no. that’s too bad. dorie can’t win ‘em all, i guess.


    Comment by steph (whisk/spoon) — July 23, 2008 @ 4:58 PM

  14. Aaah, what a drag! I guess it was bound to happen.

    I made the galette already and it was great.


    Comment by JacqueOH — July 23, 2008 @ 9:22 PM

  15. I am so sorry that you didn’t like it! It really does look beautiful. That second picture is amazing!


    Comment by Teanna — July 24, 2008 @ 7:36 AM

  16. I’m sorry you didn’t like your cobbler, your pictures are great though. I’m looking forward to the galette as well, hopefully that one will be a favorite for you :)


    Comment by Andrea — July 25, 2008 @ 4:30 AM

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