National Dessert Day 2015

In honor of #NationalDessertDay I am posting about my fruit cobblers.  I wish I could make each type for you but I settled on my Peach Cobbler for this blog.  Mostly because Peach Cobbler is my husband's favorite dessert and he works so hard that he deserves to enjoy himself when he gets home from a long work day.  If you are not a Peach Cobbler fan I have all my fruit filling recipes listed below pick one and enjoy.

 

Peach Cobbler

Peach Filling:

1 ¾ lbs. fresh peaches; peeled, pitted and cut into thick slices

2 tsp cornstarch

½ c sugar

Pinch of ground cloves

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 Tbsp brandy

Cobbler:

1 c all-purpose flour

¼ c plus 2 Tbsp. sugar

2 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

4 Tbsp. unsalted butter melted and cooled

½ tsp pure vanilla extract

¼ tsp cinnamon


**Peeling peaches tip**

This is how I peel my peaches, it’s the easiest and cleanest way that I’ve found.

Take a large pot and fill it a little under half way with water, place peaches in water and put on stove; once the water starts to boil set timer for 8 minutes.  While peaches are boiling, get another large bowl and make an ice bath (water and ice).  Once your timer is done turn off your burner and place your pot on a cool burner.  With a large spoon remove one peach from hot water and place into the ice bath for about 2 minutes.  Take out and either use your hands or a paring knife and gently peels off the skin.  Repeat until you have all your peaches peeled. 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit

Making your filling:

1.       Once you have your peaches peeled, use you paring knife and cut around the pit.  Peel apart, take out the pit and cut peaches into thick slices; place into a saucepan.

2.       Add in the cornstarch, sugar, cloves, vanilla, and brandy.  Mix together gently with a rubber spatula on low heat until the peaches begins to release liquid for 5-7 minutes.

3.       Once the peaches are evenly coated toss all ingredients into a deep 9 in pie dish.

4.       Set aside

Cobbler:

1.       Whisk the flour, ¼ cup sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together in a large bowl.

2.       In a separate bowl whisk the buttermilk, melted butter, and vanilla together.

3.       Ina third bowl toss the cinnamon with the remaining 2 tsp sugar

4.       Gentle stir the buttermilk mixture into the flour mixture with a rubber spatula until the dough is just combined and no dry pockets remain

5.       Pinch the cobbler dough into 8 equal pieces and place them on top of the peach filling, spaced ½ inch apart.

6.       Sprinkle the dough with the cinnamon sugar mixture

Place into your preheated oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Let the cobbler cool for about 15 minutes before serving.

I serve my cobbler with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


Below is a breakdown on how I make my different fruit fillings for my cobblers.  Just use the ingredients for the fruit type you want to make and then follow the same directions listed above.


I hope you enjoy this peach cobbler recipe!  Please leave a comment on how yours turn out and any tweaks that you made to make it your own.

If you should have any questions please leave a comment below or e-mail me at thegoodthebadandthepoopy@outlook.com

 

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