Sunday, July 7, 2013

Strawberry & Cream Cheese Cobble Cake

I have often said that one of the hardest parts of doing a blog, is coming up with names for the dishes that I make. You see, most of the things that I cook are concocted solely from whatever we have in our pantry or refrigerator at the time. I (believe it or not) rarely use recipes, and just kind of wing it as I go. Most of the time, I have been lucky enough to wind up with something tasty, and would want to repeat - so I write it down, and share the recipe with all of you. 

But figuring out what to call it does not come as naturally for me. Take this dish, for instance. It makes a wonderful breakfast, or even brunch (which is how we had it), but it would also make a great dessert. It is kind of like Monkey Bread, but yet so different. It is on the sweet side, but not too sweet. We tried several names before settling on one. Here's a list of a few of them: 

  • Strawberry & Cream Cheese Breakfast Bake (but it's not just for breakfast)
  • Strawberry & Cream Cheese Sweet Surprise (but it's not really THAT sweet)
  • Strawberry & Cream Cheese Delight (but that's a little too vague). 
  • Strawberry & Cream Cheese Monkey Bread (but it is not round, and is only slightly gooey.) 

After much deliberation, we settled on (I think) Strawberry & Cream Cheese Cobble Cake. Cobble Cake fits, because of the way that the pieces of dough fit together; and besides, it has a nice ring to it. Doesn't it? Either way, it is extremely delicious, no matter what you call it.     

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  • 2 cans Flaky Layers Biscuits (not Grands)
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • dash  Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup Cream Cheese
  • 1/3 cup Strawberry Preserves (I used my Homemade Strawberry Preserves. You can find the recipe here)  
  • Honey


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 8 x 11 baking pan with cooking spray. 

Cut the biscuits into quarters and distribute the pieces evenly around the pan in a single layer. You might need to move them around a bit, to fit in the last few pieces. 

Drop small amounts of the cream cheese on top of the biscuits pieces, randomly, until all of it is used. Now, do the same with the strawberry preserves. 

In a small bowl, mix the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg until blended completely. Sprinkle this mixture over the entire dish. 

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for about 30 minutes, or until the top has reached your desired brownness and the middle is cooked.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes before cutting into squares. Drizzle with honey just before serving. 

Serves 4-6     



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