Confession: I am having a love affair with peach cobbler. My husband knows and is fine with this relationship, after all, he does benefit from it. At least once a week I cave to this self-indulgent behavior, mainly because my recipe makes it oh so easy and the result is heavenly.
Bright and early this morning I got a craving for this peachy delight so I strolled to the garden to check on the progress of my fruit trees and found peaches beginning to fall. Finally, they are ripe! I picked everything that was ready and had enough peaches for a cobbler – or two. What is another tasty fling like this going to hurt, right?
Because I believe others should have the chance to experience peaches like this, I will share my recipe with you. Peaches are my fruit of choice for this cobbler, but any fruit may be used. Try mixing different fruits or berries for a kaleidoscope of flavors. I particularly like the way pluots and peaches go together; the tartness of the pluot balances the sweetness of the peach.
Being a purist by nature, I enjoy this treat without anything on the side. This way I can taste the natural flavor of the peaches. If a more sinful dessert is what you desire, add a heaping scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream or homemade whipped cream.
Easy Peasy Peachy Cobbler
1/2 cube unsalted butter (4 Tbls)
1 cup Moore’s Flour Mill bread flour (or any all purpose will do)
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 cup low fat organic milk
1 1/2 cups peeled and sliced fresh peaches
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place butter in a 1.5 quart baking dish (9×9); set in oven to melt. Once butter is melted, remove dish from oven – DO NOT SCORCH BUTTER. In the mean time, sift flour, sugar, and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Add milk and stir until all ingredients are incorporated. Pour batter into baking dish and add fruit to top of batter – DO NOT STIR. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until fruit juices bubble and batter is golden brown.
Notes: If the peaches are super ripe and sweet, I lower the sugar content by a couple of tablespoons. Whole milk can substitute low fat.
Six ingredients, super simple. Enjoy!
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