Classic Peach Cobbler

 

When you find amazing produce, your job is half-done.  Peaches are are best enjoyed at the height of their summer freshness, and a classic peach cobbler is a perfect way to showcase their delicate flavors while keeping the fruits’ integrity.  Top with fresh whipped cream or ice cream and enjoy!
Peach Cobbler
Servings: 8
Author: Joe the Baker
Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds peaches sliced
  • Honey
  • Cornstarch
  • Herbs & Spices as desired
  • 4 ounces all purpose flour
  • 2 ounces sugar
  • 1 ounce brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 ounces butter or lard cold
  • 3 ounces heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Toss peaches with honey, cornstarch, and herbs or spices.
  2. Spread this fruit layer evenly in a 9" pie pan.
  3. Blend together the dry ingredients and butter until course and sawdust-like.
  4. Finish with cream and mix until a fluffy dough forms.
  5. Tear into small pieces and drop onto the fruit layer.
  6. Bake at 370F until the dough is golden brown and the fruit has a gelled consistency, around 25 minutes.
Recipe Notes

I toss peaches with cinnamon & ginger for a traditional flavor, or add tea, lavender, or licorice for variety.

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