Peach cobbler

Peach cobbler

By
From
Deep South
Serves
10-12
Photographer
Andy Sewell

This simple, unglamorous dessert rarely fails to please. Use this recipe as a base, substituting your choice of fruit in season, from blueberries to plums. Serve with Vanilla Custard Ice Cream.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1kg peaches, halved, stoned and cut into wedges
225g caster sugar
15g cornflour
1 vanilla pod
40g unsalted butter, melted
2 cinnamon sticks
600g raspberries

For the cobbler topping:

Quantity Ingredient
215g plain flour
15g light soft brown sugar
100g ice-cold butter, cut into small cubes
180ml chilled buttermilk

Method

  1. First make the cobbler topping. Mix the flour and sugar together in a bowl, then rub the butter in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the cold buttermilk, a little at a time, mixing just enough to enable everything to come together into a dough. Do not overwork; gentleness is key.
  2. Put the peaches in a bowl with the sugar and cornflour. Slit the vanilla pod open lengthwise, scrape out the seeds and add them to the peaches together with the pod. Mix well so the peaches are coated. Tip the mixture into an ovenproof dish about 23cm x 28cm and then pour the melted butter over it, distributing it well. Add the cinnamon sticks, burying them in the mixture, then scatter over the raspberries, pushing them gently in amongst the peaches.
  3. Place in an oven heated to 190°C and bake for 8–10 minutes, until the peaches are beginning to give up their juices. Remove from the oven and use a greased spoon to place small, scone-sized dollops of the cobbler mix all over the surface. Bake for 25–30 minutes, until the cobbler topping is cooked though and lightly browned and the liquid is bubbling. Cool slightly before serving.
Tags:
American
Southern cooking
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