Peach Cobbler

 Peach Cobbler 
Peach Cobbler

Yesterday my wife came home with a big bag filled with peaches she found at a farm stand on the side of the road. They were very ripe and dripped with juice when I bit into them. I knew they wouldn’t last much longer if I didn’t do something with them.

  
I realized that I had never made a cobbler before and this was the perfect opportunity to try it. After reading through some of my favorite cookbooks, I decided to use a recipe from Chez Panisse Desserts, slightly modified. We invited a few friends over to enjoy it with us and I got to work.

I couldn’t believe how simple this was to make. It took very little time and no special equipment. Best of all, everybody loved it so much they had seconds… and thirds!

Peach Cobbler

Ingredients:

Filling:

3 pounds peaches, peeled and sliced

3 Tbsp brown sugar

4 Tbsp flour

Pinch salt

Topping:

1 1/2 cups flour

3/8 tsp salt

1 1/2 Tbsp sugar

2 1/4 tsp baking powder

6 Tbsp butter

3/4 cup heavy cream

Garnish:

1/4 cup heavy cream

Coarse sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F

Filling:

Combine peaches with sugar, flour and salt in a large bowl. Toss gently until coated. Place filling in an oven safe dish.

  
Topping:

Combine dry ingredients and whisk briefly. Cut butter into small cubes and work into flour with a stiff whisk until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.

  
Add the cream and mix lightly until dry ingredients are just moistened.

  
Form the dough into round patties 1/2 inch thick and 2 inches in diameter. Arrange in a single layer over the peaches, leaving some room in between.

  
Brush top with cream and sprinkle with coarse sugar before baking in a 375 F oven for 35-40 minutes.

  
Remove from oven and allow to cool 10 minutes before serving. Serve with whipped cream and butterscotch or caramel sauce.

  

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