Sunday, April 25, 2010

SMS - Strawberry Rhubarb (Mixed Berries) Cobbler Pie with Brown Sugar Vanilla Ice Cream.

Sweet Melissa Sunday for this week was chosen by Tracey's Culinary Adventures. Tracy chose a Spring time colorful and fun strawberry rhubarb cobbler pie that looked perfect for a little homemade Sweet Melissa brown sugar vanilla ice cream. I did change the recipe for the cobbler pie to a mixture of berries since we are not rhubarb people. Blueberries and blackberries with the strawberries! Fun, pretty and just what I needed for a little baking pick-me-up.Sweet Melissa's pie crust recipe does not have me jumping for joy when I roll it out. I am not sure why but I seem to fight it every time. Out of pure stubbornness, I tried the recipe again, freezing EVERYTHING like Melissa states in her pie dough section and the crust rolls out fine but transporting to the pie dish and crimping are not picture perfect. I do not think the pie crust recipe and me are compatible!
This was a LONG recipe when you think about the chilling times for the pie crust, making the dough for the cobbler and finishing assembly of the dessert. I did add making Melissa's ice cream, which includes making the ice cream mixture, chilling for 4 hours, making the ice cream in a machine or KA bowl and freezing for 4 hours to overnight. We did not wait till overnight because the ice cream was silky and delicious!I absolutely adore my Kitchen Aide ice cream bowl. I keep it in the freezer at all times so when I feel like throwing together ice cream, the bowl is already chilled and ready to go. I have made ice cream in an electric mixer for years where the machine takes at least 30 minutes and a LOT of noise is emitted from a tiny motor along with the mess of rock salt, ice water and a mess of ice.
This little bowl has None of that. Simple, quick, easy, efficient.For the recipe to this wonderful strawberry rhubarb cobbler pie, please head over to Tracey's site and get the recipe or buy Sweet Melissa's Baking Book.
I loved the flavors and the biscuits on top were a fun addition. When I was done assembling all 3 parts, I sat back and just looked at the dessert before putting the cobbler pie in the oven. You get this feeling of pride that you finished it and the dessert really looks pretty.

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