I made a delicious peach cobbler. My mom was talking about how she hasn't had a good peach cobbler in years. She use to get one almost everyday when we still had Piccadilly's nearby. Does anyone else remember that place? Is it still around? Well anyway, story is during her lunch hours at work she would always grab peach cobbler with her meal.
Being a southern girl and from the peach state, Georgia. I was up for the occasion. I knew the first requirements.... Fresh peaches, nothing canned over here. I went to my nearest farmer's market. I picked up peaches from Dickey's Farm, and I let them ripen for a few days. The last requirement.. the peach cobbler couldn't be a soggy mess.
I looked. Actually, I scoured endless recipes across the web. Browsed through the comments, where you really get some indication how good the recipe is or frankly is not. Some recipes required tapioca, which I wasn't going to go out & buy. Alternatively, you can add cornstarch instead of tapioca, but I wanted to keep it simple.
This recipe isn't for you if you like your cobblers to have more of a biscuit topping. I would actually go as far to say it's more or less like a peach cake (it didn't rise). See my thoughts below the recipe!
adapted recipe via: Center Cut Cook (9''x 13'' pan)
4 oz unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 T baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 cup milk
6 ripe peaches, peeled & sliced
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla paste (or extract)
1 T fresh lemon juice
1 t cinnamon
Preheat oven to 375F. Pour melted butter in the baking pan.
Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a medium sized bowl. Add in the milk. Stir mixture until just combined. Pour batter over the melted butter. Do not stir.
Combine peaches, sugar(s), vanilla, lemon juice, and cinnamon in a large saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil. Remove from heat. Pour peaches over the batter. Do not stir.
Bake in oven for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
My Thoughts! Comments!
First off, the peaches are so darn good & juicy! They really make this recipe shine! The recipe is so darn simple & easy. I would use it again for a family event/function, last minute dessert. I think I want to try a cobbler with a biscuit topping now...just to compare. I'm pretty certain it was suppose to rise a tad bit more, but it did not. Flat as a pancake. Hmmm.
I paired my cobbler with homemade vanilla bean ice-cream. So good. Let me know if you give this recipe a try.