Figs, red wine, chocolate, cake…need I say more? Whether you need a last minute Thanksgiving dessert, just love all of the above, or would like a new baking project, this is one of my new favorite fall desserts. And while fresh figs are in season right now (yay!) and make a beautiful cake topping, the cake actually utilizes dried figs, so no need to worry about fig season, this can be made year round.
As soon as fall weather begins to creep in, I start thinking about all the comforting, casserole style dishes that I want to make. I love a dish that has the versatility to be served at any meal, and also has an ingredient list of affordable and easy to find items. This savory cobbler hits all the marks. Caramelized onions, thinly sliced mushrooms and hardy greens in a creamy sauce with cheesy biscuits on top, what’s not to love? I also used the slicer attachment for the onions and mushrooms, which made prepping this a dream.
What better way to wrap up the last full month of summer than with a recipe that uses up that certain produce everyone who owns a garden is trying to foist onto everyone else right now. Zucchini! Love it or hate it, it is quite abundant this time of year. And even if you don’t like this green veggie, hiding it in a chocolate quick bread is obviously the best thing to do with it. It will certainly make you reconsider your non-zucchini eating stance. And, as usual, we’ve got you covered with a gluten-free variation and a whole wheat/natural sugar variation.