Peach Cobbler

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 😀

Peach Cobbler

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

Ground cinnamon

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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An American living in Burgundy, France
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10 Responses to Peach Cobbler

  1. Rita says:

    Perfect peaches or not – Kev looks like he’s enjoying every bite 😀

  2. Gerlinde says:

    We have quite a few things in common , my husband of 40 years is a good man most of the time and loves anything sweet. This cobbler would be up his alley. I have to wIt for peach season,

  3. Gerlinde says:

    Oops, I mean wait for peach season here in California.

  4. That looks incredible. So simple to make too! (:

  5. Mad Dog says:

    I think he deserves the cobbler – it looks like a good one!

  6. Laura says:

    Yummm – fresh peach cobbler is my absolute favorite dessert! Last year Ben and I did a road trip north from Miami in late May/early June and sampled peach cobbler at each stop thru Georgia and the Carolinas. The best by far was in Atlanta, at Twin Smokers. Long day, tired, great southern food, and this amazing cobbler. If you don’t get to Atlanta, you’ll have to come to Asheville sometime in season and we can sample cobblers around town …

  7. Big Man is always happy too when I make something sweet…will have to try this!

  8. chefkreso says:

    Lovely cobbler, peaches are always a great option when preparing it!

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