Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Homemade Peach Cobbler

So Ol' Mr. Devilish Dish, he's a pretty good cook.  Well he should be, I taught him everything he knows.  Just kidding.  I think that's one of the things that attracted us to each other a long time ago:  Cooking.  When we were in high school, his parents went out of town.  He invited me over.  (SCANDALOUS I KNOW!) Don't tell either of our parents, but it was to make homemade mayonnaise.  You see, those fancy immersion blenders had just come out on the infomercials on television and they demonstrated making mayonnaise.  His mother had ordered one, and it had just arrived in the mail.  While other kids were running wild in sex, drugs and rock-n-roll we were trying to create an aioli using raw egg yolks.  We've shared a love for cooking for many years now, so when I had my car accident and couldn't walk, I wasn't too worried about starving because he knows his way around a kitchen.  However, I'm the one that likes to make dessert.  And that was the one thing he was missing was his favorite homemade sweets.  It was summertime and the peaches were in season and he was craving peach cobbler.  I wasn't about to walk him through homemade pastry crust from my spot on the couch, so he tried this version.  And LOVED it.  He made this cobbler many times when he was craving dessert and I couldn't yet get in the kitchen to make one.  If you've never attempted to make a cobbler because you were intimidated by pie crust, OR you just don't have the time to roll and cut out pastry strips and weave them decoratively across the top of some peaches, then this recipe is for you!  It goes together quickly, without a lot of fuss or mess and tastes outstanding with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.  I'm walking again, and have made many desserts and meals since my accident, but this remains one of our favorites! 
So easy a husband can make it!
The Line-Up.  Don't fret my pretties,
this goes together like a dump cake.

Combine flour, salt and cinnamon.

Add sugars.

Stir in milk to create a batter.

Toss sliced peaches in 1/2 cup granulated sugar.

Melt butter in baking dish.

Pour batter over melted butter.

Pour peach mixture over batter.

Bake for 1 hour.

Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Homemade Peach Cobbler

3/4 cup all-purpose flour
pinch salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/2 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 cups fresh peaches, peeled and sliced (About 4 ripe, juicy peaches)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Stir together flour, salt, cinnamon and baking powder.  Mix in 1/2 cup granulated sugar, and the brown sugar. Stir in milk and combine until batter is smooth.  Melt butter in a 9x9-inch square baking dish.  Pour batter over melted butter.  DO NOT STIR.  Combine peaches with remaining 1/2 cup of granulated sugar.  Pour peach mixture over batter.  DO NOT STIR.  Bake for 1 hour until golden brown and bubbly.  Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.

Prep Time:  Approximately 20 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 1 hour

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