Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler

First- I have a recruit!!!  YAY!!  My friend at work is now also known as Julie of Peanut Butter and Julie.  I'm so mad that her blog is already better than mine!!!!  She's not on the TWD site yet, so please check her out!!  She did a fabulous job with her first recipe and it is so much fun having someone to talk about the recipes with in person!!!
This week's recipe came from Amanda of Like Sprinkles on a Cupcake.  She chose Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler.  I grew up in the south and I have never seen or tasted rhubarb, so I was very excited to use it UNTIL I went to FIVE grocery stores before I finally found it.  I LOVED the biscuit topping and the cherries, but I didn't really care for the rhubarb.  I can see how people who grew up eating it love it, though.  

I made mini cobblers and gave one to my friend, Peggy.  Her husband LOVES rhubarb.  Peggy and her husband loved the cobbler.  Peggy is one of my usual testers.  She may be my next recruit- She bought the cookbook today, but I think she is still a little unsure about blogging.


I had some extra time with Dorie this week- On Saturday night I made Peanut Butter Torte.  There really are not words to describe how amazing that recipe is.  It was definitely my favorite thing I've ever made.


I also made a german chocolate cake for my assistant, Marilyn.  Today is her b-day!!!


  




14 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

Congrats on getting a recruit! It looks fabulous, and I'm jealous that you had the time to do all that baking! Great job.

Andrea said...

How fun to have a real life friend to bake with! Your baby cobblers are too cute. The peanut butter torte and german chocolate cake look amazing! You have been one busy baker :)

Julie said...

MINI COBBLERS!! I so should have thought about that! I did have an idea -- you said you wanted to try it with chocolate next time -- how about just the cherry as the filling but make chocolate biscuits with chocolate chips in them as the topping? Just a thought. This is so much fun!!! YAY!!!!

Julie said...

OH, one more thing -- that peanut butter torte looks RIDICULOUS!!! That looks like the kind of thing that will make you forget about a bad day....or week. =)

Flourchild said...

I love your sweet little cobblers. Man you were on a baking roll! Your German Chocolate cake(my husbands favorite) and that pb torte are super yummy looking! I can't wait to see your galette next Tuesday.
Thanks for checking out my cobbler too!

Susie Homemaker said...

wow - busy little bee, aren't you?! and everything looks amazing! I remember that torte - oh yum. it was one of my first TWDs - I could make that again...
oh, and congrats on your recruit...i will head on over and check her out!

Amy said...

Wow you have been busy this week! Your cobbler looks great.

Nickki said...

the mini cobblers look great! It's great fun having friends to bake along with :) Wow, your peanut butter torte looks amazing! That is on the top of my "must bake" list! And your german chocolate cake looks very yummy too. :)

Steph said...

Wow! What a busy baking week.. I'm so jealous! Those cakes look really yummy. I think it's so great to bake with friends.. although I'd probably get so controlling over everything.. haha

CB said...

*cough OVERACHIEVER cough* LOL
Its definitely fun to share your passion for baking with friends. Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

kittymama said...

I have been lusting after that peanut butter torte recipe for a year. Now I think I really DO have to make it! Looks amazing. Thanks for the heads-up that the recipe is as good as it looks in the book.

Dolores said...

I think you're right... rhubarb is an acquired taste (or one you're simply born with).

aaliyah said...

Way to go on bringing your friend into the mix. I hope the two of you have fun and it does seem nice to have someone in person to talk to about the recipes and even do the recipes together!

Your little cobblers look wonderful as do the other desserts you made. My daughter is begging to make cookies and I haven't even flipped through the book all the way yet so I guess I better get looking.

Look forward to seeing you next week!

Barbara said...

Wow, you're a busy baker! Now you know what you think about rhubarb. I look forward to seeing what you do next week!