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Day unknown of the quarantine.
How are you hanging in there? Are you baking and cooking more?
Me too! Here is another opportunity for us to bake some more!
When I was a child, my paternal grandmother was constantly baking lovely desserts and dinners (without any recipes of course!). Her teacakes were legendary — my college friends would descend when I brought a batch back to the dorm after I visited her home. I had to learn to be crafty if I wanted to have any for myself!
But another of her frequent desserts were cobblers. She would use whatever fruit was available in season or what was on her fruit trees in the backyard — different berries, figs, and peaches. Peach cobbler was a favorite of mine! Since she had no recipes to give to me, I have been searching for the right combination of crust and sweet juicy fruit so I could try this for myself.
This recipe is pretty close. And since getting to the grocery store can be a challenge right now and immediate delivery is a thing of the past and future (not present), you can still make this if you have frozen peaches or even canned peaches without all the syrup! Maybe your kids can help make the crust as part of their homeschool activities. Peach cobbler can bring everyone together!
And today – April 13th – is National Peach Cobbler Day. It’s a good day to remember my grandmother (and quite probably your grandmothers) and the peach cobblers of our childhoods.
Homemade Peach Cobbler
- 8×8 pan
- 8 large ripe peaches, pitted and chopped
- 1/3 c. white sugar
- 2 T fresh lemon juice
- 2 t. all-purpose flour
- 1 t. kosher salt
- 1 t. nutmeg
- 1 t. cinnamon
- 1 t. real vanilla extract
- ¼ c. packed brown sugar
- 1 c. all-purpose flour
- ¾ c. sugar divided
- 1 t. kosher salt
- 1 t. baking powder
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup water
- 8 T. unsalted butter very well chilled
- 1 egg white beaten with water added
- to serve: Whipped cream or vanilla ice cream
- Place the top oven rack in the center position and pre-heat oven to 400°F.
- Add peaches, sugar, lemon juice, flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and vanilla extract to a large bowl and toss to combine.
- Transfer to a greased 8” x 8” baking pan and spread into an even layer. Sprinkle brown sugar on top of peach mixture before placing pan in pre-heated oven. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Add flour, ½ cup sugar, salt, and baking powder to a different bowl and stir to combine. Chop chilled butter into very small pieces with a sharp knife. Add to bowl and combine with dry ingredients with your fingers until small pebble-sized pieces are formed.
- Add heavy cream and water to the flour mixture and stir with a fork until all the dry ingredients are moist and somewhat sticky. Do not overwork dough.
- Remove baking pan from oven and carefully spoon dough over the top, making sure the dough is the same thickness throughout. Leave spaces in between, as pictured, for a more rustic look.
- Return to oven and bake for another 10-15 minutes, or until the topping begins to brown. Remove from oven and brush the top with the egg white wash and sprinkle remaining sugar on top. Return to oven to finish baking, another 10-15 minutes. Remove from oven when the top is golden brown.
- Allow pan to cool slightly before serving on its own or topped with whipped cream or ice cream. Enjoy!
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