Friday, June 15, 2007

Peach Cobbler

Grace asked for a peach cobbler recipe on her blog, so rather than just post it as a comment to her blog, I figger'd I'd share it with the blogosphere. This is a "granny" recipe from Texas and is goooood!

Quick Cobbler
4 cups berries or peaches
1 1/2 cups flour
1 stick of butter
2 1/2 cups sugar divided
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon vanilla
cornstarch paste

Melt butter in 9x13 baking dish. Meanwhile mix fruit with 1/2 cup sugar in a saucepan and cook until syrupy. (An s-p tweak: Substitute 3-4 heaping tablespoons of brown sugar for part of the white sugar to the peach cobbler) Add cornstarch paste to thicken (1/8 cup cold water with two tablespoons cornstarch added and mixed). Set aside.

Combine flour, remaining 2 cups sugar and baking powder. Mix in the vanilla and milk. Pour the fruit into the baking dish over the melted butter. Sprinkle the fruit with the lemon juice. Pour the batter over the fruit. Bake at 350 degrees until brown and a toothpick comes out clean. (About 40 minutes)

Enjoy!

5 comments:

Catherine K. said...

My mouth watered just reading the recipe. . .though that seems to happen rather easier during a fast, for some reason :)

Thanks for the recipe - I've been looking for something like this as well. There are a lot of recipes on the internet, but I haven't found one I really LIKE for cobbler.

Meg said...

This is cruel and unusual punishment during a fast, s-p...

s-p said...

Yep, the butter makes it. You can never have too much butter in a baking recipe. I have no idea how it would do with a margarine substitute. Maybe if you share it with your priest he'll give you a dispensation. :)

Catherine K. said...

I would never make a cobbler without butter. . . some things were just meant for feasting - not fasting :)

Grace said...

s-p,
Thank you, thank you. And thank granny.

This looks perfect. I'll record Mom's reaction for posterity.