Thursday, August 4, 2011

Blackberry Peach Cobbler

So, since this week seems to be everything Peach, I thought I'd share a recipe with you.  This is for a Peach and Blackberry Cobbler, it was oh so yummy!!  This comes from the first cook book I ever bought, I was 16 at the time.  Its called Great American Home Baking, it is a really good book for baking breads and pastry, and other desserts, main dishes, not so much!

Peach-Blackberry Cobbler

30 Minutes Preparation, 15-20 minutes baking

Makes 6 servings.

3 Tbls granulated sugar
3 Tbls cornstarch
3 Large, fresh peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped, (about 3 cups)  (I added 4)
1/3 cup water
2 cups fresh blackberries


1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp granulated sugar
1/2  tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) chilled butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 cup milk

Preheat over to 400 degrees.  In a large sauce pan, mix together sugar and cornstarch.  Stir in peaches and water.  Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until thickened, 10 minutes.  Stir in blackberries.  Spoon filling evenly into a 10 inch baking dish.

To prepare topping, in a medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and nutmeg.  Using a pastry blender or 2 knives, cut chilled butter into flour mixture until coarse crumbs form.  Make a well in the center of flour mixture.  Add milk all at once to well, tossing with a fork until dry ingredients are just moistened and a dough forms.  On a floured surface, knead dough for 1 minute.  Roll dough to a 1/2 inch thickness.  Using a 2 3/4 inch cookie cutter, cut out 6 biscuits.  Arrange biscuits on top of filling.  Bake Cobbler until biscuits are golden and filling bubbles, 15-20 minutes.  Transfer baking dish to a wire rack to cool slightly.

NOTE:  If peaches and berries are not in season, use frozen fruit.  Thaw and drain before using.

This was really good, a bit tart though because of the berries.  If it was served with vanilla ice cream it would be perfect.  We had it with a vanilla sauce a friend made for her chocolate ganache, it was awesome!   Hope you will try it sometime!

Hope you all have a great weekend!  Now that I am done with peaches, it is time to clean my kitchen really, really good!  Also, time to give the floors a good mopping! 

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