Sunday, August 14, 2011

Peach cobbler

I couldn't resist the peaches at the Nob Hill Farmer's Market this week. I found this peach cobbler recipe on a site called Delicious Days. I served it with homemade vanilla ice cream- a recipe from my Grandmother.

Mama Rita's Peach Cobbler
Recipe source: Rita Salazar Dickerson
Prep. time ~20 min & baking ~ 20 min.
Ingredients (serves 4-6):
*Peach filling:
*1 and 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
*1/4 tsp cinnamon
*1/3 cup/ ~70g brown sugar
*1/2 cup/125ml water
*5-6 cups sliced, peeled peaches (~5-6 medium
*1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
*1 tbsp/10-15g butter
*Biscuit topping:
*1 cup/130g flour
*2 tbsp/ ~25g sugar
*1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
*1/4 tsp salt
*1/4 cup/50g butter
*1/4 cup/50ml milk
*1 egg, slightly beaten
*small handful (~30g) of thinly sliced almonds
(reserve to top before baking)
*to serve: preferably hot from the oven with vanilla
ice cream

Sift together dry ingredients, excluding almonds. Cut in butter until you have coarse crumbs. Combine milk and egg and then add to dry mixture, stirring just until moistened.
Combine cornstarch, cinnamon, brown sugar and water in saucepan and cook until thickened. Add the sliced peaches, lemon juice, and butter. Cook about five to ten minutes, until peaches are hot and juice is bubbling. Pour into an 8-inch (approximately) round or square baking dish. Spoon biscuit topping over the peaches in about 6 biscuits/mounds (don’t panic- they will not cover the peach mixture, but will grow in the oven). Scatter topping with sliced almonds. Bake at 400F (205C) for 20 to 25 minutes, until golden. Serve hot out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.
**I liked the almonds on top. It was a bit sweet for me. However, it was easy to make and the kids gobbled up several helpings. I served it with home made vanilla ice cream. Yum.

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