This peach cobbler is the perfect summer recipe to bake for a birthday, or even just a special dinner. I found this on:
This recipe has been voted the best summer dessert yet by my family.
4 – 5 pounds (2 – 2.3 kg) firm ripe peaches
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 cup fresh raspberries (optional)
1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated white sugar
3 tablespoons (30 grams) cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup (57 grams) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup (120 ml) milk or cream
Peach Cobbler: Dip the peaches into a large pot of boiling water for about 30 – 60 seconds, depending on the ripeness of the peaches. Transfer the fruit to a large bowl of ice water (this stops the cooking process). The skins should now slip easily off the peaches. Cut the peaches in half, remove the stones, and cut the fruit into thick wedges. Place the wedges in a large bowl and toss with the lemon juice to stop discoloration. Add the raspberries.
In a small bowl, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, and ground cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture over the fruit and toss gently to combine. Transfer to a 9 inch (23 cm) deep dish pie plate or an 8 x 8 x 2 inch (20 x 20 x 5 cm) oven proof baking dish. Place the baking dish on a larger baking sheet to catch any drips.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) and place rack in the center of the oven.
Biscuit Dough: In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and blend into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs. Add the milk to the flour mixture. Stir just until combined. Do not over mix.Kneaddough gently on a lightly floured surface. Roll or pat the dough into a circle that is about 1/2 inch (1.5 cm) thick. Then, using a 1 1/2 inch (4 cm) round cookie cutter, cut the dough into rounds. Gently place the rounds on top of the fruit. Brush the tops of the biscuits with a little cream.
Bake for approximately 30 -40 minutesor until the fruit is bubbly and the biscuits are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into a biscuit comes out clean. (If the biscuits are getting too brown during baking, and before the fruit is bubbling, cover loosely with a piece of foil.) Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.
Serve with softly whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Refrigerate leftovers and reheat before serving.
Makes about 6 servings.