Sunday, August 27, 2006

Cobbler? Crumble? Crisp???

I've never eaten a cobbler before and, even though I read through the recipe, I figured a peach cobbler would be similar to an apple crisp. I suppose it is, but there is a definite difference.

According to ochef.com:

Cobblera spoon pie (more like a fruit stew with dumplings), in which biscuit dough is dropped onto the fruit before baking. The consensus is that the dish got its name because the lumps of cooked dough resembled cobblestones.

Crispa deep-dish fruit dessert made with a crumb or streusel topping and baked.

Crumblea British dessert in which raw fruit is topped with a crumbly pastry mixture and baked. One reference says a crumble is like a crisp, but not as rich.

Now, the food porn:

Peach Cobbler - cooking the peaches

Happy slices of peaches warming in the pot. I used about 7 cups or so of peach slices after searching the internet for what "4 lbs of peaches" equaled. 8 cups probably would have been better.

And I forgot to add the ginger.


Peach Cobbler - lemon zest

The lemon zest made the whole apartment smell dreamy.


Peach Cobbler - before cooking

Before baking.


Peach Cobbler

After baking.

I decided to try the recipe today because the boy's mom, sister and his sister's fiance were visiting. Of course, they'd all just finished having a coffee before they arrived and didn't want any cobbler. His mom tried some a few hours later, at room temperature, and said it was good. I had some after they left and liked the flavour. The cobbler topping is far less sweet than a crisp topping, and is without the crunch of caramelized sugar.

I quite liked it and I keep going back for another forkful.

4 Comments:

At August 27, 2006 10:56 PM, Blogger michelleknits said...

ooh, yeah, i'm totally confused! i really haven't made any of those. i'm trying to visualize what it looked like before baking -- any pictures of how the dough looks like before? my new friend vanessa is gonna come and help me make it -- hooray! my first cookalong with a friend!

 
At August 27, 2006 11:15 PM, Blogger mishka said...

ooo.. I don't. I was kinda in a rush when I made it. The dough is very "biscuity", so a little fluffy but dense. If that makes sense.

Good luck!

 
At August 27, 2006 11:51 PM, Blogger Debbie said...

Yours looks so much prettier than mine! Good job.

 
At August 28, 2006 9:25 AM, Blogger vania said...

J and i also just went over the definitions and now we're only pretty sure that we make apple crumble - but maybe it's a crisp? Anyways, you're cobbler looks wonderful!

 

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