Ok so our first post doesn’t EXACTLY involve oatmeal, but it is a timeless Southern classic dessert…PEACH COBBLER! Cooking Light slimmed down this recipe and we adapted it to the ingredients that we had, especially with Vasu being a CSA member (www.growalabama.com) and having 2 huge bags of peaches this week. It was one of the first things we had truly made from scratch and we could definitely taste the difference! No more canned peaches for us.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 10 chopped pealed peaches
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- Cooking spray
- 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces (not exactly required, our butter was slightly melted)
- 2/3 cup low-fat buttermilk (Vasu’s favorite drink…weird)
- 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar for topping
- Preheat over to 400 degrees.
- To prepare filling: combine 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a bowl.
- Boil peaches for one minute and then the peels will come off easily.
4. Chop up the peaches (and eat a couple of delicious pieces) and add peaches and 1 Tablespoon lemon juice to filling mixture.
5. Spoon mixture into 8-inch square baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.
6. To prepare topping: Combine 1 1/3 cups flour, 1/3 cup sugar, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Cut in the butter with 2 knives or two hands until the mixture resembles coarse meal (whatever that is). Add buttermilk; stir just until moist. (Do not overmix.)
7. Remove dish from oven, and drop dough onto peach mixture to form a topping.
8. Sprinkle dough evenly with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 25 minutes or until bubbly and golden.
9. Remove from oven and enjoy!
The only thing that would have made this better is vanilla ice cream on top. This is definitely a must-try recipe, a quick and easy dessert for the end of Summer!