Happy Summer to all of my fellow bakers!
What is so absolutely wonderful about this peachy season besides the beautiful sun and lack of snow and ice?! It's all of the deliciously ripe fruit that is in season!
It's the time of year to eat half a watermelon in one sitting, pick a few quarts of strawberries--only to eat them all while at the patch...--make some fresh raspberry jam, and enjoy some seriously satisfying peaches. While I love eating fruit as a simple snack, (yes, Roberto, fruit salad is my favorite) being able to utilize them in baked goods is even more special! Even though the warm summer sun and salty sea breeze is surely a pick-me-up all on its own, what could be better than enjoying a peach cobbler using fresh peaches?!
Isn't it funny how right when the weather is looking up and you can finally put your winter clothes into storage for a few months, all you want to do is load up on vibrant, healthy and seasonal fruits? My urge to eat cookies seems to be at an all time low, while just thinking of a homemade smoothie gets my mouth instantly watering! So here, I combine the incredible thing known as dessert, with the brightness of a ripe peach to create this unbelievably light and tasty cobbler!
Similar to a juicy apple pie, but using delicate, sweet peaches, topped with cinnamon-sugar biscuits, this treat is sure to add even more happiness to an already incredible start to your summer!
peach cobbler ingredients
Peaches (peeled and sliced)—2.5#, about 6-8 medium peaches
Lemon Juice—1 oz, or 2 TBL
Cane Sugar—3.85 oz, or ½ C
Flour—0.8 oz, or 2 TBL
Cinnamon—0.1 oz, or 1 tsp
Preheat your oven to 375˚ F.
Peel and slice your peaches.
Combine the peaches with the lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
Mix so that the peaches are tossed well with everything.
Pour peaches into desired pan (square, ramekins, 9”x13”, etc.)
Time to make the topping!
Flour—3.75 oz, or ¾ C
Cane Sugar—1.2 oz, or 2 TBL
Baking Powder—0.15 oz, or 1 tsp
Salt—0.1 oz, or ½ tsp
Butter (cold and cubed)—1 oz, or 2 TBL
Milk—2.5 oz, or 1/3 C
In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Using your hands, or a pastry blender, blend the butter into the flour mixture until it is pea sized.
Add the milk to your dry ingredients.
Note: If the dough is too dry, add a teaspoon at a time of milk; if too wet, add a teaspoon at a time of flour. You want the dough slightly sticky.*
Put dollops on top of your cobbler filling.
extra topping ingredients
Cane Sugar—0.4 oz, or 2 tsp
Cinnamon—0.05 oz, or ¼ tsp
Combine and sprinkle on top of the biscuit dough!
Bake for 50 minutes, until the filling is bubbling and the dough on top is golden brown.