Wednesday, August 11, 2010

For Pete's Sake Peach Cobbler!

I am...speechless....with a mouth full of cobbler...that was so easy to make....that I have made three times in two weeks...and plan on making again oh let's say....tonight.

Start out with some fresh in season peaches. These beauties were just picked today. I blanched, peeled, and froze 30 bags of peaches which was supposed to last us until next peach season. If I keep making this cobbler they won't last but a couple of months.

You can peel the peaches or you can blanch them to remove the skins. Blanching requires putting them into boiling water for a few seconds and then directly plunging them into ice cold water. The skins come off easy, but either way of removing the skin is fine. Pretty, huh?

Next, take the peaches you want for the cobbler (about six) and cut them up. Place them into a pan with 3/4 cup of sugar and 1/4 cup of butter.  I used organic unrefined cane sugar. Heat them up until warm and well mixed with the sugar.

In a bowl mix together the batter. This is a really great batter to mix in a blender. I like using the blender for batter's like this because it mixes it up into a frothy perfection that creates a light and airy cobbler.
Put the following together: 
¾ cup whole-wheat flour
¾ cup sugar
¾ cup milk
2 teaspoons baking powder

Does anyone else love butter? I do. I do.
Pastured butter, bright yellow, and creamy....makes the world turn.
Take 1/4 cup of butter and melt it. Place it at the bottom of a dish.

Now we are going to put it all together for baking. On top of the butter pour your peaches. Perfection is not an issue here. This is the beauty of cobbler!

Next, pour the batter directly on top of the peaches. Do not stir it into the peaches. The batter will sink and mix around all on its own! This will create a soft top layer perfect for a scoop of ice cream.

Bake this cobbler, wiping the drool from your mouth, for 25-35 minutes. You will know when it is baked by testing to make sure the batter is cooked through. 

Serve warm and enjoy all season long!

I know that there are many ways of making cobbler out there....a few ongoing debates as well.
Cobber with the crust on top? 
Mixed in? 
Biscuit style? 

What way does your family eat cobbler?
You give us a recipe and we will test it out for you, featuring your recipe on Meal Planning Mommies!

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