Johnny Cake Cobbler

Johnny Cake Cobbler

After a brief break from baking in general, we are back once again on a Tuesday, baking along with our fellow doriestas. This week we were given two options, either a Fig Crostata, or Johnny Cake Cobbler. The selection was easy, since we had just purchased the most amazing, locally grown fresh peaches at Whole Foods. The recipe actually calls for sliced nectarines and purple plums, but peaches are in season and were an easy substitution.  For those of you that are unfamiliar with our TWD baking experiments, there is usually a weekly host who supplies the actual recipe from  the book Baking with Julia. Lacking a host for this week’s recipe, we will break with tradition and supply our own gluten free version. Continue reading

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Cinnamon Apple Cobbler

Cinnamon Apple Cobbler - Apple Orchard

Like many other classic desserts, or comfort foods, apple cobbler, or cobbler of any sort, seems to have quite a history. Just Google search “apple cobbler,” and a thousand and one different personal stories emerge, from memorable dinners and fondly remembered first dates, to international vacations. Everyone has their own special version and reason for making this dessert. Mine was much more simple; a Saturday afternoon, a craving for dessert, and a basketful of apples. What to do? Continue reading