Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TWD - Mixed Berry Cobbler

Tuesdays with Dorie! And I'm on time, even if not early in the day. Woohoo!

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This week's recipe was chosen by Beth of Our Sweet Life. I was super stoked about this recipe, because I adore blackberry cobbler! Yum! I wish I still lived in Seattle, where blackberries literally grow wild like weeds, and you can pick them by the bucketful for free. Here, though, the best I could do was frozen berries from our local produce stand. Works for me!

I put this together as soon as I walked in the door from work, since I knew it had a long baking time. It was ridiculously simple to make, just a quick biscuit dough, and a few ingredients tossed with the berries. I used 4 cups of blackberries and 2 cups of raspberries. That's a little more berries than the recipe called for, and I honestly wish I had used even more. I made mine in a 9x9 square pan rather than a deep pie dish, so I could have easily fit several more cups. So if I were going to make this again, I'd use 8 cups of frozen berries, and increase the other filling ingredients accordingly. In my book, you can never have too much berry filling.

Oh! I almost forgot to add that I used vegan margarine instead of butter, and almond milk instead of cream, and the topping turned out great! And I served it with dairy-free vanilla ice cream. Another successful veganization! Woot!

All in all, this isn't my favorite cobbler recipe, but it was still delicious!

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17 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Your topping looks just like cobblestones! Beautiful job.

Rebecca said...

So true. You can NEVER have too many berries. I was surprised this recipe came together so quickly.

rainbowbrown said...

Great job making this vegan. Kudos to you.

Bumblebutton said...

Mine isn't vegan, but I swear our cobblers could be twins! Gotta love the rustic look!

Jules Someone said...

Looks rustic and delicious!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I'm always so impressed when bakers(especially), can successfully "veganize" recipes. Well done!

Sarah said...

My favorite was the raspberries and yours looks great!

bakersbakery said...

You're doing a wonderful vegan job over here!
What kind of ice cream is that? It looks sooo creamy!

Jess said...

I miss my west coast blackberry bushes! The cobbler looks fantastic.

ostwestwind said...

Your cobbler looks delicious.
Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Grace said...

even the worst cobbler recipe would probably still yield something i would enjoy. this looks terrific!

kim said...

glad your vegan version was a success! it looks tasty :)

Dolores said...

Your vegan version is beautiful!

Susie Homemaker said...

wow....you made it vegan...amazing job!

Shari said...

Way to go vegan-izing it!
Shari@Whisk: a food blog

Chez US said...

You vegan version looks great. Wasn't it so easy - I loved the recipe and may make again this week!

Barbara said...

Good work on the cobbler, I agree -- the more fruit the merrier!