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Peach Cobbler Recipe from Lucy Loves Food Blog

Peach Cobbler Recipe

When it comes to summer fruits, I am a bit fussy. I don’t like furry fruits unless they’re cooked. Raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, peaches, they’re all just a bit too fuzzy for my liking. But cook them, now that’s a different story. The fur disappears and the fruit is suddenly right up my street. This Peach Cobbler may be a little late in the season, but the peaches were on offer and I do love a bargain.

79p for 4 peaches, almost free, thank you to the Co-op round the corner from me at work. I hastily snapped up two punnets with my mouth watering at the prospect of a Peach Cobbler. Late summer/autumn is the perfect time to reintroduce a hot pud into your diet. We’ve all had enough of ice cream and pavlova for the year, and are oh so ready for something hot to serve with custard. This Peach Cobbler is just the ticket, and it’s easy to make. You don’t even have to peel the peaches, which is a total win for me. The cobbler part is scone like made with buttermilk making it soft and tender. A tablespoon of demerara sugar, added as an afterthought, gives a bit of crunch. The peaches are succulent, not too sweet and they hold their shape so you’re not left with a bowl of mush. A big thank you to the wonderful Sally’s Baking Addiction for the recipe inspiration.

I always think a hot dessert is a bit of a kerfuffle. But not a cobbler; this is simple new season treat, with the peaches keeping the summer alive just a tiny bit longer.

This recipe will feature on Lucy Loves later this week.

Peach Cobbler Recipe

Peach Cobbler recipe from Lucy Loves Food Blog

Peach Cobbler Recipe

Serves a good 6, maybe more

You will need a large baking dish, buttered

8 good sized ripe peaches, chopped into bite sized pieces

50g soft brown sugar

1 tablespoon cornflour

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon – optional

250g plain flour

100g caster sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Zest of a lemon

115g cold butter, chopped

120ml buttermilk, or 110ml mixed with 1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 egg, beaten, to glaze

1 tablespoon granulated or demerara sugar

Double cream or custard or ice cream, or all of them, to serve

Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees fan assisted and butter a large baking dish.

Chop the peaches into bite sized pieces, no need to peel. Tip these into your baking dish. Stir in the lemon juice, cornflour, vanilla and optional cinnamon. Then place into the oven for 10 minutes.

While the peaches are cooking crack on with the cobbler topping. In your food processor, or in a bowl, measure in the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and bicarb. Give the mixture a good stir. Drop in the cold butter, and either process or rub into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Mix in the lemon zest.

Pour in the buttermilk and mix until you have a soft dough. Remove the partially cooked peaches from the oven when the ten minutes is up.

Take handfuls of the dough and flatten slightly. It will be sticky, so just do your best. Put the pieces of dough onto the hot peaches, partially covering them. It won’t cover all the peaches, don’t worry, the cobbler will spread once cooked. Roughly brush the topping with the beaten egg then sprinkle with the sugar.

Place into the pre heated oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and the peaches are bubbling.

Serve piping hot with cream, ice cream or custard, or all of the above. Any leftovers are just as good reheated the next day or the day after.

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