Wednesday, July 15, 2009

GOOSEBERRY COBBLER


    Aren't gooseberries just gorgeous? I joined a fruit CSA for the month of July and our first share this week were gooseberries and blueberries. On their own the gooseberries were fabulous, as were the blueberries, but I read gooseberries are great for cobblers and tarts. They have their own distinct tart flavor. Its as if you made a grape-raspberry hybrid. Very unique. I decided to combine the blueberries and the gooseberries into a cobbler using my go to Emeril's Berry Cobbler recipe. It came out pretty good. Since they are quite tart I would next time go lighter on the lemon juice, but they really work well with the whiskey in the cobbler. And it was a travesty there was no ice cream happening, but thats not that bad since I think I have been on a month run of dessert daily. 

7 comments:

kathyb said...

beautiful! and who needs ice cream?

Justin said...

the gooseberries are definitely gorgeous, but that tart looks even better

Marta said...

I'll tell you a story about gooseberries: once I was doing field work in a pretty remote region and, every day, I had a 1.5 hour hike into my study area. The hike was through bushes that, mid-way through the summer, exploted with a boutifull of unidentified berries. I know the rules of the field: you do not eat stuff off bushes, especially when you're alone and don't know if they crazy berry is poison. But they looked so tempting... so one day I took a closer look and, sure enough, they looked like albino gooseberries. I decided trying them might be worth getting poisoned. I tried them, they were like little clouds of sweetness that just bursted in your mouth like a symphonic melody of joy. so, every day, for the next 2 months, I feasted on wild albino gooseberries!
Your tart looks great.
This comment is epic... too long!

Rocco Galatioto said...

Jen, you know I'm trying to get my sugar down, especially as a prelude to my trip to Sicily. Those iris and cannoli are waiting for me.
The photo of the tart alone raises my suhsr or is it my mashuga?

Rocco Galatioto said...

It gives me goose bumps. With me the pun is always intended.

kirbie said...

These are so pretty! I've never eaten gooseberries before, or seen them sold anywhere..I'll have to keep my out for them, maybe at my local farmer's market.

Kevin said...

Great way to enjoy the gooseberries!