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Peach Cobbler

January 24, 2011

Laura’s Blog Entry

No, it’s not the season for it, but that’s what makes it so fabulous! In the summer I got some peaches while they were in season. I peeled and chopped them and tossed them in the freezer so I could have a tasty treat right about the time the snow starts to drive us all nuts. Well that was last week. The snow was falling but a cobbler was baking. Yum. Here’s my very simple recipe. You can file it away for use in the heat of summer.

Peach Cobbler

4 cups peeled and chopped (or sliced or however you like them) peaches
1/2 cup sugar
dash of cinnamon
1 cup flour (I use 1/3 cup whole wheat and 2/3 cup white. All white if fine if you prefer it.)
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
3 Tablespoons butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1/3 cup milk, cream or half and half. I use 1% milk for less calories.

Mix fruit, sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.

Stir flour, baking powder, salt and 1 Tablespoon sugar together in a mixing bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or two knives until mixture resembles course cornmeal. Add milk and stir slightly.

Dump mixture onto counter and gently knead into a ball. Do not overwork. Stop as soon as dough forms.

Form into six evenly sized biscuits by hand. These can be rustic. No need to use a cutter.

Grease a 8 x 8 inch baking dish. Pour in the fruit mixture. Top with biscuits. Bake 20 minutes or until fruit is bubbly. Cool slightly and serve. Great topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Makes six servings.

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