More videos from this episode Browning and Baking Soda Why does baking soda increase browning? Sour Cherry Cobbler Most cherry cobblers are no more than canned pie filling topped with heavy biscuits. We wanted fresh fruit flavor paired with a tender biscuit topping. Cherries Fresh sour cherries may be the best option for baking but they are available only for a few weeks during the summer. What’s the best option at other times of the year when making cherry cobbler? Cakes & Cookies Rich and Tender Shortcakes with Strawberries and Whipped Cream For a light, rich, cakelike biscuit, add an egg and use just enough rich milk to bind the dough.