My husband, in general, is a good man. Anyway, for 41 years he’s been a good friend, husband and companion. He doesn’t talk much but has the grace and patience to look interested when I’m talking 🙂 He has sent me flowers when he’s been out of the country and is now working on a rose garden for our home in the U.S. Each morning before I come down to coffee, he cuts roses for the breakfast table.
It’s for all of those reasons that occasionally I’ll make a dessert. My husband likes food well enough but absolutely loves anything sweet. Anything. I saw these peaches in the supermarket and they looked pretty and appeared to be from the U.S. so, nostalgically, I decided to make my mother’s southern style peach cobbler. It’s an easy to make dessert and I knew he would love it. He grew up eating pies, cakes and cookies, and I was fairly sure he’d never had a cobbler, at least not a proper one 😉
These were no Georgia peaches, nor the ones I use for ice cream in France. They were not very sweet, a little too tangy and tasted like a peach cousin. But whatever 😀
This is so easy I might branch out a bit and try other fruits for cobblers. My husband doesn’t mind eating the whole thing but it’s also great for coffee with friends.
I used 1 1/2 cups of sugar between the batter and the peaches. It was sweet but not in a terrible way. Still, I think I will decrease the sugar by 1/2 cup next time.
Next time I will try to find better quality fruit with natural sweetness and old school peach flavor. I think that in fruit desserts, the fruit should hold center stage.
Some people don’t care 😀
8 fresh peaches, peeled, seed removed and cut into wedges
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
Preheat oven to 375 F
Bring the peaches, sugar and lemon juice to a boil, gently stirring, then remove from heat and set aside.
Mix the flour, remaining 3/4 cup sugar, baking powder, salt and milk together and set aside.
Melt the butter in a baking pan in the oven, remove and pour in the batter, top with the peaches, sprinkle with the cinnamon and return to the oven to bake for 40-45 minutes until the top is brown and crisp.