Sunday, June 27, 2010

Georgia Peaches make the best Cobbler...

Georgia Peaches
make the best snack, jam, pie, cobbler.
Simply stated Yum!
Georgia is the Peach State and I know you've probably heard that folks travel from miles
around to get fresh peaches in our state for all their favorite recipes. Being no exception I can hardly wait for the local open air produce market I frequent to line those bushel baskets up that overflow with these pink flesh juicy fruits.

Nannie got a big basket this week before I made my produce market trip and shared with us.
Of course, David's first question "are you going to make a pie". I tried that once with the supposedly so easy homemade crust and was ready to cry once it was finished. For me crust are not an easy task... I vowed to pick up a store bought crust for my next try, not having one on hand yesterday I made a fresh peach cobbler.
I split the recipe into two baking dishes and calories of course and shared one with a dear friend recovering from recent surgery. Viola, a fabulous dessert.
The recipe I used is oh so simple so I decided to share.

Easy (Super Easy) Peach Cobbler

1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking powder
3-4 cups fresh fruit peeled, sliced (peaches, cherries, blueberries etc)

Preheat Oven to 375. Place butter in bottom of deep pan and place in oven long enough to melt the butter. Sift flour, sugar & baking powder. Mix milk and vanilla and whisk into dry sifted ingredients to make a batter. Pour the batter over the melted butter. Add about 3/4 cup warm water and a teaspoon of sugar to the fresh fruit. Pour over the batter. DO NOT STIR. Bake for 30-40 minutes. The butter and dough ingredients will creep through the fruit for a crust on top.

Serve warm with or without Bluebell Vanilla Bean Ice Cream (our favorite)

If the pan I kept had enough left for breakfast you know what I would have had.
Really... luckily it didn't so I had some fresh cantaloupe with a cup of yogurt.

Georgia Peaches in season weighing heavy on peach tree branches. They come in a multitude of varieties that are harvested at various times throughout the summer. O'Henry freestone peaches are amongst my favorite so I will look forward to those overflowing baskets. Yes, another cobbler or maybe I'll make those into the pie my darling husband requested. You can be sure it won't have a homemade crust so hopefully I'll buy one that's a good runner up.

Around any Georgia home this time of year a bowl of fresh grown peaches.

Mine being no exception.

Savoring summer flavors... ♥ ~one vintage hag

1 comment:

  1. Oh Man, I gotta make this. thanks for sharing the recipe. glad to hear that Nana is up and about and getting into her usual trouble. Sea Witch