Saturday, December 4, 2010
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I'll try to address your concerns about the vegetable cobbler. I have some empathy bc the second time I made it, it wasn't as blissful as the first, although we both still really liked it and I ate it 3 days in a row. The first time I made it I used a chicken stock that I had really cooked down so by the time it had simmered a bit in the vegetables it was almost syrupy. The second time I made it, I used a thinner stock and it wasn't as good so I'd add the note to use a double strength, syrupy stock.
The other crucial ingredients are obviously the vegetables and quality vegetables will make a much more quality cobbler. Mine was spicy and complex from the parsnips and the celery root. I'm not sure how you ended up with an anorexic sweetness.
So, I'd say, condense your broth, make sure you have a good balance of quality vegetables and see what happens.
Although I imagine you will never be making it again.
Not to be harsh, but if you use canned broth, then your dinner will be gross and you'll have only yourself to blame.