Sunday, July 22, 2007

Doubling the cobbler recipe

Above, my husband enjoys double the amount he should be eating!

Tammy's Recipes is a talented, one-woman test kitchen. She tried doubling the no-Bisquick cobbler recipe I posted earlier this summer.

Folks, I'm so embarassed! Tammy's cobbler didn't cobble, if one could say that of half-burnt, half-baked result. I test-doubled a blueberry cobbler to check the recipe, using a 10.5 x 16 inch pan.

What went wrong with Tammy's cobbler? Here are a few possible pitfalls when doubling this recipe:
  • Cobbler-times-two is best in a shallow pan. Even though the doubled volume may be the same, the batter needs enough surface area to rise through the fruit. Err on the side of a larger but thinner cobbler if you need more than an 8 x 10 pan.
  • Consider baking two 8 x 10 pans full!
  • Make sure you double all the ingredients--especially the baking powder.
  • Take extra care to distribute the fruit evenly across the edges.li>
  • Frozen fruit may add too much liquid to the batter for proper rising.
  • This recipe's taste depends solely on the quality of your fruit.

9 comments:

Indie Pereira said...

That's about half of what I would be eating.

Carrien said...

I doubled the recipe, and used frozen fruit last weekend and it was a beautiful confection that was rapidly consumed by all and there was none left. I omly used one stick of butter though and it worked out fine. It's officially one of my favorite recipes now, even if it does use all thaty sugar.

Anonymous said...

I have made it 4 times since you posted the recipe, and everyone loves it, expecially when I used rhubarb! In fact, I tripled the recipe for our annual township picnic (and baked in an 11x15 pan) and it was a huge hit!

Hyperactive Lu said...

Looks good! I finally made your OTHER cobbler the other night! It was a HUGE hit! Gone in a day!

3boysmama said...

I doubled it with canned peaches in a 9 by 11 pan and it was great! I only included half of the fruit juice. Maybe something is off with her oven?

I love your recipe!

Anonymous said...

LOL! :) Apparently the cobbler is working for everyone else, even doubled and baked in a smaller (9x11 rather than 9x13) pan! I'd say your recipe is fine, Meredith. :) The tricky thing is that sometimes a recipe just doesn't work for some people... I know sometimes 10 people will love one of my recipes, and then someone else will say it totally didn't work for them! :) So thanks for not being offended. :)

Rose said...

Meredith,

What about halving the recipe? I know that's crazy talk for such a fabulous-looking dish, but we don't have that much fruit on hand. I was thinking half of all the ingredients, in a glass 8x8 round pan. (Normally I wouldn't be so hesitant to fiddle and experiment, but the potential for disaster and the waste of precious blackberries weighs heavy on my mind.) =)

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I prepared a double recipe in a 9x13 pan for the 4th of July with several cups of blueberries and a couple of chopped peaches as the fruit. It was quite the hit, especially served warm with ice cream! Yum-yum!!

Grace in Nashville

Anonymous said...

I also doubled the recipe, and while it did overflow, I had put a baking sheet under my pan. By the way, I used strawberries, and everyone loved it.