Monday, September 21, 2009

peach-ginger-blueberry cobbler

i want to hug peaches. they are so delightful that i buy a bunch at the end of the season and cut them up and freeze them. i admit that i HATE peeling and chopping them (although that little trick where you boil the peaches at a hard boil for 1 to 2 minutes really makes it so much easier.) even so, peaches are a dream. i was craving them last night so, when i was looking for good cobbler recipes, i found my cousin's that she sent me a while back. i added some blueberries and halved the original recipe so it fit in an 8x8 square pan. plus a few spices that i was in the mood for. which seemed to work well because my friend said it tasted like christmas in a bowl (i'd say that's a pretty awesome compliment.) here is the original recipe:

7 cups peaches (peeled, sliced and chunked)
1/2 cup sugar
2 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt

(i added about 1/2 tsp. of nutmeg and cloves. and about 1 tsp. fresh ginger.)

Mix together and put in a 9x13 pan.

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter, softened
1 egg

mix topping ingredients together and spoon over peach filling.

bake 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the topping is browned and thoroughly cooked. you could top with ice cream, or english custard like i did.


EEEJ said...

uhhhh...I'll have that! That looks incredible. I haven't made any peach cobbler yet. Thanks for the motivation :)

f*bomb. said...

I want Christmas in a bowl!