We’ve gotten to know each other well enough that I feel I can be completely honest with you. Want a dose of full-disclosure truthfulness?
I don’t dream in chocolate. You’re probably never going to find a brownie archive on my site. Sure, I’ll choke down a chocolate chip cookie from time to time and I’m not above eating nutella by the spoonful, but a really good fresh fruit cobbler or pie is the kind of dessert that actually makes me weak in the knees.
Here’s a good one: warm, just-sweet-enough baked apricots and strawberries, with a rich biscuit topping, dolloped with a spoonful of whipped cream. Ahhhh…it was my first cobbler of the season and I was taken aback by how much I enjoyed it. Over the winter, you forget just how good ripe stone fruits and berries are. Then you encounter a display of fruit you haven’t seen in almost a year, throw together a cobbler, and quickly remember.
This whole cobbler was sort of an accident. I had thought the apricots were destined for Saturday morning scones, but Saturday morning turned into Saturday afternoon, turned into Sunday evening, turned into OMG–I better do something with these apricots before it’s too late. I snapped into action and turned them into dessert.Google+