Friday, September 23, 2011

While We Still Have Peaches....Cobbler!

Easy Peach Cobbler

If Peach Cobbler is not the most mouth-watering, to-die-for comfort fall food, then I don't know what is!
Seriously, it is not a crisp appearance, but the soft and buttery cake like topping-melding in with the creamy hot peaches is enough to put you over the top!

You will need:

any type ovenware, preferably glass or porcelain
1 cup all purpose flour
2/3 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar (Cane if you have it)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (sea)
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 cup butter
5 cups fresh Peaches-sliced
2 Tbsp cornstarch
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup water
French Vanilla Ice Cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Wash Peaches-leave the skin on. Slice your Peaches, enough for 5-6 cups of filling.  Slicing Peaches is easy with a small paring knife, longwise from the very top-rounding to the bottom. Move around in sections and at the last one, if you have cut deep enough-all should fall away from the pit.

Set your Peaches aside and Mix together in seperate bowl the flour, 2 Tbsp of the sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.

For Filling: in large saucepan combine 2/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1 Tbsp cornstarch. Stir in the Peach slices and cook until thickened and bubbly.  (It smells so good at this point, you will want to eat it out of the pan! Don't! :)

In a small bowl, Stir together egg and milk, then add to flour mixture bowl, stirring just enough to moisten. 

 Spread out hot filling in bakeware pan Spread out hot filling in bakeware pan 
Drop by large spoonfulls the wet mixture on top of the filling.  There will be gaps, but those will fill in during baking.
Bake for 25 minutes or until topping is golden brown.

Cool for 1 hour on rack or other cool surface.  Serve with ice cream, if desired..

Semplice! Enjoy! Mangia Bene!