Choose your own adventure (Tuesdays with Dorie BWJ: Raspberry Fig Crostata & Johnnycake Cobbler)
It's a choose your own adventure kind of week around Tuesdays with Dorie.
Way back when I was young Cher, "choose your own adventure" books were all the rage. Whenever we would put our monthly book order in at school (do they even do that anymore???), if there was a CYOA I was probably going to try to get my mom to order it for me. (Or find someone else who bought it and borrow it from them.)
When I would get those books, the first thing that I would do is go to the back of the book and try to figure out which ending I liked. I would then work my way backwards to figure out which path I needed to take to get to the ending I wanted - after that, I would read my way forward through the book and then go back and read it with the alternate ending. Yes, I chose both "adventures".
It was a choose your own adventure kind of week around Tuesdays with Dorie this week. We had our choice between a Johnnycake Cobbler (a peach cobbler topped with a cornmeal/ ginger dumpling like crust) and a Raspberry-Fig Crostata (a fresh fruit filling that was placed inside of a sesame-almond tart dough).
I chose both.
Since organic peaches and raspberries were in season locally (thank you, Saratoga Farmer's Market), there was no good reason to miss out on either one. The figs weren't local (figs aren't exactly an Upstate NY kind of crop), but the local fresh market was carrying fresh figs (which were mine for the taking after I donated an arm, a leg and my first born child...)
Both desserts came together easily. Both were delicious and I am pretty sure that I even followed directions. I enjoyed both the ginger/ cornmeal flecked cobbler topping and the sesame-almond crust (even though it was a pain to work with) - the fruit fillings just sealed the deal. My only almost-beef was that I thought the cobbler needed double the filling to match up with the amount of topping.
It is pretty safe to say that no one in the house was complaining...
This post participates in Tuesdays with Dorie.The recipe for Raspberry-Fig Crostata can be found here. A link to the video for Johnnycake Cobbler can be found here.