Again I apologize for the months-long delay! Let’s get back to it, shall we?
I don’t often bake with fruit, but when I do, I prefer to use whatever is in season. And ’tis the season for peaches! My hometown is on the North Carolina side of the NC-SC border, so my mom doesn’t have to travel far for good peaches. I snagged several from her last weekend when we met at my sister’s house for my niece’s second birthday party.
There are so many good peach recipes, but I was in the mood for cobbler. After researching recipes online I stumbled across this one. I especially like that the topping tastes like an oatmeal cookie.
I only made a few minor adjustments. Enjoy!
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon extra virgin blood orange olive oil
1 cup flour (substitute white rice flour for gluten free)
1 cup old-fashioned oats (substitute gluten free)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 cups diced, peeled peaches
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon flour (substitute white rice flour for gluten free)
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Cream sugars for topping and butter until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla, olive oil and egg.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to sugar mixture until blended.
Refrigerate filling for 30 minutes while you prepare the filling. Begin by peeling and dicing peaches. The number of peaches you’ll need depends on their size. I used six.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss diced peaches in lemon juice. Then stir in flour, sugar and cinnamon. Pour peach mixture into a greased 8 x 8 pan.
Drop spoonfuls of filling on top of peaches until covered.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until cobbler is light brown and bubbly.
The cobbler is delicious fresh out of the oven but very juicy. I think it does best the next day, after it’s had a chance to set in the refrigerator. But of course I recommend warming it up!
Now go bake something!
Recipe adapted from Spicy Southern Kitchen.