Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Johnny Cake Cobblers - TWD: Baking with Julia

Tuesdays with Dorie: Baking with Julia - 39th Installment.  The recipe is Johnny Cake Cobblers.

Super easy and very tasty!  I made this with regular yellow cornmeal (didn't have a local source of Johnny Cake meal, although living in Massachusetts, I know I have seen it somewhere or other around here, since it is from Rhode Island....).   I added the optional grated ginger to the biscuit topping, which was great.  I did the big dish variation, since I had a crowd to feed.  Everyone loved it.  We were staying in a vacation cottage, and this was easy to make, even with the patchwork of kitchen gear in the cottage.
Plums, nectarines, peaches - before cooking

 I had some plums and nectarines that were not very ripe (and not even local - boo hoo!), and some local peaches that were perfectly ripe.  The cooking on the stove turned them into a nice texture before baking.  I served it with ginger ice cream, which was wonderful with the ginger cobbler topping.  We even ate some for breakfast (of course, with the ice cream - it was vacation after all :-)
After cooking, and before baking


  1. Breakfast of champions!! I see nothing bad about that! :) And really, it is like a cereal with fruit. That would be a nice treat for the summer.

  2. I am a fan of dessert for breakfast! Especially if it involves fruit. As I type this, I'm savoring one of the last lemon bars. Hey, we have all day to burn it off, don't we? Have a fabulous vacation!

  3. The pairing with ginger ice cream sounds interesting. Something to try. Great job.

  4. I love vacation: everything is permitted :-)
    Cobbler for breakfast: the perfect start and with all the beautiful fruits you have chosen, it must have been delicios indeed.

  5. Happily, I can confirm that this was delicious.