Monday, August 25, 2008

They Call Me Peaches


Summer’s winding down, I know, but for me, summer isn’t summer without a peach cobbler. Until this weekend, I hadn’t had an opportunity to bake one this summer season, so when I ran across this recipe, I made a beeline to the grocery store and picked up the necessary ingredients. It’s delicious. Check it out!

Peach Cobbler

Ingredients:
9 fresh peaches
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
½ cup sugar
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ cup of butter, chilled
2/3 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons white sugar
¼ teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg

Directions:
1. Preheat oven 400 degrees
2. Submerge peaches in boiling water about 1 minute. The amount of time required to make the skin easy to peel varies with the degree of ripeness. Remove peaches with a slotted spoon, and run peaches under cold water. Slip off the skin. Cut peaches into wedges, and place in either a deep 10” pie plate or a 2” deep 2 quart baking dish. Toss peaches with lemon juice and ½ cup of sugar (I added a bit of cinnamon.) Cover with foil.
3. Bake 15 minutes, or until the peaches are hot and bubbly.
4. Whisk together flour, 3 tablespoons of sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in butter with a pastry blender (or a knife) until mixture resembles small peas. Add buttermilk and toss with a fork until mixture clumps together (I added a dash of vanilla extract.) Drop heaping tablespoons of dough over the peaches. In a small cup, mix 2 teaspoons of sugar and nutmeg. Sprinkle over biscuits.
5. Bake until biscuits are golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

5 comments:

Lisa Blah Blah said...

Yum! I am SO making this over the weekend. Farmer's market, here I come!

reclamation mama said...

I love peach anything-I bet this would be great with a few raspberries thrown in too..I second a trip to the farmers market. I love your blog-your kids are very cute-and smart.

Mango Mama said...

LBB, Be sure to let me know how it goes.

Reclamation Mama, I tried peach cider earlier this summer and it was delicious. I also think adding a few blueberries would work with this recipe.

Thanks for stopping by!

Afi said...

I can't make a cobbler because I eat the peaches as soon as I get 'em!

Mango Mama said...

Afi, You're so crazy! I have one word for you---TEMPERANCE.