July 20, 2011

Peach Cobbler

Nothing says summer more to me than peaches. Peach jams, pies, peaches with cream and sugar, and of course peach cobbler. I think cobbler is one of the simplest was to enjoy this wonderful fruit. I like my cobbler warm with either vanilla or butter pecan ice cream…delicious!!!

6 peaches pealed and sliced
4 T superfine sugar
1/2 T lemon juice
1 1/2 T cornstarch
1/2 tsp. almond or vanilla extract
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. superfine sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 T of buter, diced
5 T milk


Mix sliced peaches with the next four ingredients and then place in a 9 inch square baking dish and bake in the oven set at 425 degrees F. Bake for 20 minutes.

In the meantime sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and all but 2 T of the sugar. The add the butter pieces and with either a pastry blender or 2 forks, cut the butter into the flour and keep doing so until the mixture looks like small peas. Then in a separate small bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Pour this mixture into the flour mixture and with a fork stir until a soft sticky dough forms.

Remove the peaches from the oven when they are done baking and then from a tablespoon, drop spoonfuls of dough onto the top of the peaches. Sprinkle the rest of the sugar over the top of the cobbler. Return to oven and bake another 15-20 minutes or until the topping is firm and golden in color.

Serve warm or at room temperature.

Serves 6-8

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