The cobbler I made for Sweet Melissa Sundays this week barely resembles the original recipe. The recipe was for peach cobbler, but I couldn't find any decent fresh peaches and frozen ones were insanely expensive. I found some beautiful perfectly ripe mangoes, however, and I thought they would make a good substitute. I omitted the sugar in the biscuit and filling. In the biscuit, I replaced it with maple syrup, in the filling I just left it out. I would have used agave nectar as a sweetener in the filling, but I forgot to buy any... I also left the cinnamon out of the filling, but I added some fresh thyme - about 1 1/2 teaspoons - thouh I couldn't taste it.. I added extra lemon zest to the biscuits, because I love it so much. Also, I was low on heavy cream so I used 1/4 of yogurt and 1/4 cup cream instead of 1/2 cup cream. I think that's it... Actually I thought of something else: I left the lemon juice out of the filling, as I thought it would be too tart with the slightly tart mangoes. Okay, that's really all...
The result was delicious, though perhaps a bit too tart. I added a drizzle of maple syrup to one serving I ate, and that made it incredible. I didn't use it in the first place, because I was afraid the flavor would be too overpowering, but it was quite complimentary. The mangoes were a great texture when baked - much like peaches, actualy. Not at all stringy or hairy.
I'll definitely be making more cobblers this summer as they are easy, delicious, and - most importantly - loved by my son. Who knows, maybe I'll try the real recipe for Bear's cobbler once peaches are in season here.
Thanks to Andrea of Nummy Kitchen for choosing this recipe! See the other SMS bakers' creations here.