Tuesday, June 24, 2008

TWD

TWD: "NOT SO" MIXED BERRY COBBLER
This week's recipe was chosen by Beth of Our Sweet Life.


OK. I'm so embarrassed of this post. There, I said it! This is not something I'm proud of for a few reasons: #1, I did not follow the recipe and instead of using actual mixed berries (consisting of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries) I thought I'd be different and creative by using grapes, melons, peaches, pears and honeydew. Why? Who in their right mind would actually find a grape cobbler delicious? Yuck! The top baked beautifully, just as it should have, but the underlying layer of fruits were very wet and mushy and literally looked like they were drenched in a pool of fruit juices. I realized once this was already completed that fruits like the one's I used must have retained a lot of water; more so than the berries suggested and that is why my cobbler came out the way it did-soupy.  I tried to spice it up by pairing a slice with vanilla bean ice cream but that hardly worked! If ice cream can't do the trick then I guess this recipe was doomed from the get-go! I will definitely make this again using the proper fruits. Check out what this really should look like at the TWD blogroll, here!

12 comments:

kim said...

kudos for trying something different! sorry it didn't work out for you!

rainbowbrown said...

Oh no. It looks really pretty though. And I think I have that bowl. It's my favorite bowl. :)

ostwestwind said...

Sorry to hear that your experiment failed, although it looks beautiful.

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Engineer Baker said...

Oops! Better luck next time!

bakingwiththeboys said...

It is always fun to experiment...more fun when it works, but that can't happen everytime. Kudos to you for trying.

Susie Homemaker said...

well at least it looks pretty! (it really does!)

Pamela said...

Well, nothing ventured, nothing gained. You gave it a shot. Nice try anyway! ;)

Rebecca said...

Brava for being brave enough to try something entirely different. I'm amazed.

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Christine said...

Thank you for posting something different! Better luck next time!

Barbara said...

Good for you for trying something different! Cobblers are supposed to be juicy but it sounds like this one went too far -- maybe you could try adding more thickener next time if you liked the flavor combo.

Mara said...

eee sorry this didn't come out so fab for you but it LOOKS great. I loved my variation (mango and blueberry) and am going to make it again for 4th of july with peaches n'blueberries. YUM!