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!

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  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.

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    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.

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    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!!

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

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

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    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!!!!

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    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 :)

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

  7. Hi Amy~

    Lovely site you have here. I’m wondering if you would be interested in joining us over at Blake Bakes: http://blakebakes.com If you are interested, please email me.

    Thanks!

    Carrie

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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!

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    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 :)

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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

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

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    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.

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    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!

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    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 :)

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

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