i hate….apple & rhubarb cobbler

cobblers are bad. and no one told me. no one bothered to tell me. and for some years now i have yearned to construct and consume the cobbler. because my brain was washed. and i thought that what id be getting is some kind of fruity-crumbly-buttery-cakey melange. but no sir. i will tell you this now – because no one ever told me and if i dont say it you will never know. the cakey looking thing on top of a cobbler is, in essence, a scone. and i do not like scones. not even with jam. i like them in theory of course. who doesnt. but when cake comes to scone – i dont like them. they taste like damper. and my increasingly sweet teeth dont care for it. it didnt achieve any kind of oneness with the fruit, and it seemed to be a stand alone scone, ruinously atop some perfectly good fruit. why, i asked myself, why would anyone want a cobbler? i suppose, the answer is, people like scones. and fruit. and the two together. so i post this for those of you who have a penchant for floury, undersweetened, overrated, (ill grant you fluffy) scone-like biscuit cakes. and i done some more tilt-shifting so i guess there’s something here for everyone.

ingredients (for 4-6 ramekins…you wouldnt want much more. me, i wanted less)

3 apples chopped/cubed

rhubarb cut into cm bits – or same size as the apple

tbsp sugar

for the dough:

1 1/2 cups flour

pinch salt

1 1/2tbsp sugar

2 1/4tsp baking powder

3/4 cup cream

6tbsp unsalted butter

first combine fruit with the sugar and stir to combine. i gave it a massive hit of vanilla. up to you really. put into respective baking dish(es?).

preheat the oven to 190 degrees. then make the dough. put all the dry ingredients into a bowl and with fingertips mix in the butter until it looks like coarse bread crumbs. then add the cream and mix until all its just wet. spoon lumps of the dough onto the fruit.

oven for 30-40 minutes. depending on an infinite number of things.

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5 Responses to “i hate….apple & rhubarb cobbler”


  1. 1 jo September 5, 2010 at 7:04 am

    well moon there’s not much i know about coffee except yesterday jj and i had a really exceptional espresso milkshake w. an espresso, cookies and cream ice cream and milk.

    by jove it was good!

    also, there’s not much i know about cobblers apart from i thought they put shoes on horses. and also what that moo used to make with a can of ardmona peaches and a batter that to this day tastes much better raw than it does cooked.

    but still, rhubarb is rhubarb, and there ain’t nothing wrong with that! and don’t think i don’t see those vanilla specks young lady. thumbs up!!

  2. 2 fw September 5, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    hear hear Jo, regarding rhubarb.
    Otherwise,Fasting at banquet tilt-shifter,
    how were you brought up? Whence do you imagine the expression ‘a load of old cobblers’ derives?
    Did you think perhaps a cobbler dessert was faintly quaintly English?
    I think it more likely US of American. Would that not perhaps have been a warning?

  3. 3 smoo September 14, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    This is a long enough gap to get over the cobbler disappointment. One must not be too disheartened. Your hungry hoardes await inspiration. Although it’s almost good strawberry time…..

    • 4 stipple effect September 16, 2010 at 10:01 am

      smoo, you’ve hit the nail right on its head there.
      schleps, you listen, you listen good now. get back on that horse. i’m quite sure you’ve got a confit byaldi up you’re sleeve.

  4. 5 schlepseleh September 16, 2010 at 11:27 am

    im coming – everyone keep your hats on. i got some vanilla related things on my mind but ive gone to see about a pear – and ill be back shortly. hello smoo and stipple.


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