Monday, May 25, 2015

Cherry Cobbler with Vanilla Tea for Memorial Day

I hope you are enjoying this three day weekend (to my American friends). This Memorial Day is rather cloudy and chilly so we're going to have a simple family bbq tonight for dinner. My father was in the Air Force and always reminded us to remember the true meaning behind today.

During this weekend, I enjoyed seeing several groups of friends. It's so nice to catch up with old time friends. Because of all of these visits, today's post will be a bit shorter. I'll have a nice tea for you next week.


Recently I have noticed that when people come to visit or join us for dinner, the requests for decaffeinated coffee and tea have increased. I don't drink decaf tea so I thought I better remedy this. Last December I was at Target and was cruising down the tea aisle and was shocked to see tins of Harney and Sons teas! I remember reading favorable comments about their Vanilla Comoro tea so I purchased a tin of twenty tea sachets. Love the roominess of the sachets so the leaves can really expand.
Vanilla Comoro is a mild black tea with a very subtle sweetness to it. According to the website, the decaffeination process has lightened the tea's flavor. I think it is a nice tea choice to complement a light breakfast or dessert for those seeking a caffeine free tea. But overall I need stronger flavor in a black tea especially one containing vanilla.

Speaking of desserts, I would like to share a great start to the summer cobbler. My family went cherry picking at a local orchard last weekend and picked twelve pounds of large amazingly sweet deep purple cherries. Of course I had to make a cobbler and here's the recipe:

I added some store bought Rainier cherries to add some variety to the cobbler.

Cherry Cobbler by Emeril Lagasse

Ingredients:
6 cups of tart red cherries; pitted
1 1/4 cups sugar   **These cherries were so naturally sweet. I only used 1/4 cup sugar.
1/4 cup water
4 teaspoons cornstarch

Topping:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 Tablespoons butter
1 egg beaten
3 Tablespoons milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a saucepan combine filling ingredients and cook, stirring until bubbling and thickened. Pour into an 8 inch square baking dish. Meanwhile, stir together flour, sugars, baking powder and cinnamon. Cut in butter until it is crumbly. Mix together egg and milk. Add to flour mixture and stir with a fork until just combined. Drop topping by tablespoonfuls onto filling. Bake for 25 minutes until browned and bubbly.


I really like how the topping is not overly sweet. The cherries are able to shine in this cobbler. Enjoy!




Thank you for joining me today for cobbler and see you next week.
~Nora

15 comments:

  1. Ooohhh lovely! I love cherry cobbler! And I haven't tried that tea yet...am always looking for good decafs for my Honey. Thanks so much for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea!
    Ruth

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  2. I haven't had cherry cobbler in the longest time. Yours looks wonderful, Nora. What a pretty tin your tea came in. All of our Target stores have closed here in Canada. I guess they didn't do very well here. Thank you for joining me for Tea Time and enjoy your day. Happy Memorial Day!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  3. Thank you for the decaf tea tip today. I am a decaf tea and coffee person myself. Always nice to find something new to try. Your dessert looks delicious and I like your Red, White and Blue.

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  4. Hi Nora! I've noticed the Harney and Sons teas at Target, also, but not the flavor that you found. Your cherry cobbler sounds sooooo tasty and the perfect dessert for today. I wish I could have a serving. Happy Memorial Day to you!

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  5. Oh what a lovely break - I'll have just a smidge of the cherry tart please - we have guests coming soon and our table is loaded with food, so I must save some space for our bbq.

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  6. Thank you for sharing about the decaf tea; always nice to have that selection for visitors. Your cobbler looks delicious. I know you are enjoying those gorgeous, flavorful cherries.

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  7. Happy Memorial Day, Nora!

    I also tend to drink caffeine-free or decaf tea in the afternoon/evening or else I'll have trouble sleeping later that night! Chapters bookstore carries Harney and Sons tea, but the selection is quite limited compared to the American stores.

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  8. I will have to try this tea. I do a decaf coffee but usually not tea. The cherry cobbler sounds yummy I will try this as well.Thanks

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  9. Yum your cobbler looks good,Nora! I don't shop Target often but was glad to hear they carry Harney and Sons Tea, I'll have to check it out..Thanks.

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  10. Hi Nora,
    Your cherry cobbler looks yummy and I must look for the vanilla decaf tea. I never drink decaf tea either, just decaf coffee but it does sound good. I love your elegant Aynsley teacup in your previous post - what a generous gift from your friend. I must try making mint tea now. Happy Tea Day! Blessings, Karen.

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  11. I adore cobbler.....yum, there's nothing quite like it during Summer! This looks lovely, I will have to try it out, I usually do a fruit cobbler with peaches, plums, and nectarines. Thank you for sharing!! :)

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  12. I love cobbler and yours looks amazing. Have a great week, Nora. Blessings, Martha

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  13. Sounds you had a wonderful time... Good dish...

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  14. I prefer the full bodied flavour of regular tea ... but have tried the decaf.... and Tea and cherry cobbler sounds amazing to me ..Yum yum...Thanks for sharing the recipe..

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  15. I really enjoy decaf tea. I'm not much of a strong tea drinker. The cobbler looks so yummy! I love anything cherry!
    hugs,
    Jann

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Thank you for visiting my blog today. I really look forward to reading your comments. Have a nice day! ~Nora