Tuesdays With Dorie: Blueberry Cobbler

This week’s Tuesday’s with Dorie recipe was Mixed Berry Cobbler from pages 416-417 of Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan. This week’s recipe was chosen by Beth of Our Sweet Life.

I decided to tweak the recipe this week. Instead of mixed berry, I decided to make plain blueberry. I also made individual mini-cobblers instead of one big cobbler. It worked out well!!

The reason I wanted to make plain blueberry instead of mixed berry is that several years ago, Mike and I went out to dinner Mill Race Inn and he had his first cobbler. Mike has texture issues with food so he wasn’t sure if it was something he would like — but he loved it!! He says that he’s never found a cobbler as good as that one so I thought I would try to replicate it. While this cobbler was good it didn’t receive the rave reviews like the first

I started off by putting all of the dry ingredients for the dough into a large mixing bowl. Then I chopped up the butter.

Just like Dorie said, I used my fingers to mix the butter into the dry ingredients. It was actually kinda fun.
Bo thought it was pretty fun too. Mike and I were both in the kitchen cooking. Mike was baking cookies and took some of the pictures for this post (special thanks to my guest photographer!). Bo sat in his highchair and was entertained by our antics. At least he finds us amusing…
After a cute Bo break, I added the cream to form the dough and mixed it with a fork.
I then rolled out the dough. I used a biscuit cutter to cut circles for the top of all eight of my mini-cobblers.
Then I mixed up the fruit mixture. These are my berries coated with sugar, lemon zest, and cornstarch.

I spooned the berries into ramekins. There were just enough to make the 8 servings.
Then I topped each with a circle of the cobbler dough.
I cut crosses in the top of each but they didn’t really need them. The sides gave them plenty of room to breathe and vent.
Then I popped the tray in the oven.
I baked them for only 50 minutes instead of the longer time for the full cobbler. When they came out they were warm and bubbly.
We had them for supper on Sunday evening. We fixed a nice dinner and invited my mom over to eat. We ate out on the porch — one of my favorite parts of nice weather!
When we were ready for dessert I had to go in to get the ice cream. I enjoy my cobbler warm with vanilla ice cream on top.
Here I am, scooping up my first bite!
And here goes that bite into my waiting mouth.
And then my ramekin was empty.
I think I liked it!

17 thoughts on “Tuesdays With Dorie: Blueberry Cobbler

  1. What a great idea. I’m all about forced portion control! I’d be tempted to eat the entire pan. 🙂

    BTW, we’ll have to talk Elements, it’s the bane of my existance! I’m learning, but I’m very easily frustrated w/ my lack of knowledge. You know how muc patience I have, so that likely comes as no surprise.

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