Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Peach cobbler

Last month when peaches were at their peak season (mid July- August) in our local markets we bought pounds of them. After eating a few as fresh I wanted some new ways to utilize them all, as they can stay good for a week or so. Then I looked through my bookmarks and found this delicious peach cobbler by Paula deen . When I made it the first time, hubby dear got very excited and it became his new favorite. I don't know why, but all the desserts becomes his favorite:) Then he brought home more peaches , as he wanted to host a party for our friend Raynor's family and another party for my friends. I made this dessert during two consecutive weekends and enjoyed this dessert with our friends.
Peach cobbler with almond kulfi ice cream
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Peaches.

I have added a few strawberries too.

cook the fruits with sugar.

Flour mixture over molten butter.

Then pour the hot fruit sauce.

baked peach cobbler.


Peach cobbler with ice cream.....an yummy treat!

(I have altered Paula's recipe to suit my 9 x 13"glass baking dish)
Southern ladies call this ingredients list as cuppa , cuppa , cuppa , which means 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk. Easy way to remember, but I have added little more flour (like Paula) to get a thicker crust.

Ingredients: 
for fruit sauce:
Peaches - 3 to 4
sugar - 1 cup
water - 1/2 cup
cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
for crust:
sugar - 1 cup
butter - 1 stick (8 tbsp)
self rising flour - 1 1/2 cup
milk - 1 cup
cinnamon powder - 1/4 tsp

Method:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (for metallic baking pan) and 325 def F (for glass baking dish). I used pyrex baking dish and it should not be heated above 325 deg.

Peel the peaches and remove the seed. Slice them thinly. If using strawberries, then chop them too. Put the sliced fruits, 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water , 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder in a pan and bring to a boil. Simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Keep aside.

Put the butter in the baking dish and place in oven and let it melt.
In a separate mixing bowl , add 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk, 1 1/2 cup self rising flour and mix to a fine batter.  Take out the hot baking dish and pour this flour mixture over the hot butter. DO NOT STIR.
Slowly spoon the hot fruit mixture over top, DO NOT STIR.
Sprinkle some more cinnamon powder on top.
Bake for 30 to 45 minutes. The batter will rise up and cover the fruits. Check by inserting a toothpick.
Serving suggestions:
Serve warm as dessert along with a scoop of ice cream or with whipped cream.
Note:
Use self rising flour only or prepare one using AP flour and right proportions  of other ingredients.
Follow the instructions carefully, as each and every step is important in this recipe.
This is a very easy dessert recipe and can be prepared days ahead. Keep it refrigerated if prepared ahead.
The cobbler should rest for 15 minutes immediately after baking, to soak up the juices.
Always serve this warm to enjoy the flavor of butter and fruits.

6 comments:

Suja Manoj said...

Looks so yummy dear,flavorful and tempting dessert.

DivyaGCP said...

Such a delicious dessert!! Looks fabulous.

Babitha costa said...

tempting to eat viki

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Lovely looking peach cobbler. Excellent preparation.
Deepa

Priya Suresh said...

Am craving for some cobbler rite now, my all time favourite dessert.

divya said...

Oh wow, I'm drooling! Thanks for the recipe...