Baking with B: Peach Cobbler

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Let’s just all agree on one thing: peaches are the best. Sure, they’re great any time of year but when they’re in season there’s no way I’m going to junk up the flavor of a fresh peach by hiding it in some cake or square. No, I want my peaches sweet and juicy and I want them now in this cobbler, showcased just the way they were meant to be.

Peach Cobbler

8 fresh peaches – peeled, pitted and sliced into thin wedges

1/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces

1/4 cup boiling water

For the topping:

3 tablespoons white sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 425F. In a large bowl, combine peaches, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, and cornstarch. Toss to coat evenly, and pour into a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine flour, 1/4 cup white sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with your fingertips, or a pastry blender, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined. Remove peaches from oven, and drop spoonfuls of topping over them. Sprinkle entire cobbler with the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake until topping is golden, about 30 minutes.

Happy Baking!

B

KBwB-BFlower-50Baking with B appears every other Monday on the Keeping Busy with B Blog. Find out why I like baking so much here. For more of my baking, click here. And for even more recipe inspiration, check out my Pinterest full of food eye candy that will have you licking your computer. Promise.

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16 thoughts on “Baking with B: Peach Cobbler

    • Do you have any tips on peeling a peach so as not to make a complete mess? I say this remembering Cassandra Mortmain in ‘I Capture the Castle’ remarking that the man she was in love with ‘did it beautifully’ [peeling a peach!] ~ P ~

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      • Oh no! You should never look at food blogs on an empty stomach! LOL. ‘I Capture the Castle’ is one of my absolute favorites. If only Simon Cotton could share his secret! My peaches were a little ripe side so peeling them was a soggy disaster, but for this dish it kind of worked out. The topping hides any mistakes and the cornstarch in the fruit at the bottom makes it hold nicely. If I work out a magic formula though I’ll let you know. So glad you enjoyed! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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      • No problem. Ah, see, it’s always nice to know you can make it look good by hiding your mistakes. I thought it was NICK Cotton that had a secret… that he was in love with Rose. Maybe I was too young to twig Simon’s secret. I’ll have to read it again now, just as I was about to give it to charity. It was an awful waste of love I thought… poor Cassandra. :'(

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      • Wasn’t it though? I seem to recall Cassandra describing it beautifully in her journal- something about it feeling like a hideous game and no one was winning. I’ll have to read it again myself! My copy is so old it’s sprouted legs and wandered off somewhere. In the meantime I’m happy to have found someone I can talk about food and books with! LOL.

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      • I wish I knew! A quick Google search came up with a lot of methods that involve placing the peaches in boiling water first but I doubt that’s how he peeled them- it’s not terribly romantic anyhow.

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      • OH! You mean his secret for PEELING PEACHES. (I was expecting some tawdry and romantic secret on par with Nick’s.) Still. That is a good secret. ;)

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    • I hope you do! I had never made cobbler before I tried this recipe either and it was surprisingly easy. Let me know how it works out if you do end up trying it!

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