I don’t know what it’s like where you live, but here in Texas, the produce aisles and fruit stands are full of peaches. Last week, I bought two pounds and I’ve enjoyed them immensely — to the point I had juice running down my chin! Yesterday, however, I noticed some of the peaches were extra soft and a couple had some brown spots. Obviously, they were past their prime and needed to be eaten quickly. So I did what any expectant mama-to-be would do on a day she’s not feeling well and skipped the gym: I made peach cobbler.
My great-grandmother, Nannie, used to make peach cobblers that would make a grown man sink to his knees. Her recipe has a thick, biscuit-like dough and makes enough to feed a village. When I decided to make this cobbler, I also discovered the all-purpose flour container was empty and there was just enough Bisquick to save the day. Needless to say, I had to tweak Nannie’s beloved recipe since I had very little batter and just a handful of peaches. Disclaimer: I was too lazy to get my big camera so I took these photos with my tablet. Also, there’s a reason my bowl of cobbler looks like soup — more on that later.
EASY-PEASY PEACH COBBLER
5 small peaches, peeled, pitted and chopped (about 3 cups)
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 Tablespoon corn starch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 Tablespoons butter, set aside
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup Bisquick
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix peaches, sugar, water, corn starch and cinnamon in a large saucepan. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes. Stir to prevent sticking.
In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, Bisquick, baking powder and salt. Slowly add milk until just combined.
Add butter to an oven-safe baking dish and place in oven to melt.
Slowly add batter on top of butter but DO NOT stir.
Pour peach mixture into baking dish but DO NOT stir.
Bake 30-40 minutes. Place on a cooling rack at least 30 minutes before serving.
***** CONFESSION *****
I didn’t wait 30 minutes before diving into this cobbler.
I didn’t wait three minutes either.
I waited less than three seconds. Thus, my bowl of cobbler looks like soup!
A “Peachy” Mama-to-Be
(with a belly ache)
(and suffering a major sugar high)