Peach cobbler

Specially for @CityJohn.

Hope you like the look of this pudding. IMHO it is a real crowd pleasure, dead easy to make and works beautifully with (even not so great) peaches.

What’s not to like?

Peach + blackberry cobbler

Here goes ….

This is what you need:

4 ripe peaches

punnet of blackberries (or blueberries or raspberries)

juice of 1 lemon

1 tbsp caster sugar

1 tbsp plain flour

for the cobbler crust

150g plain flour

pinch of sea salt

2 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp caster sugar + extra for sprinkling

80g butter

pot of sour cream (142ml usually)

This is what you do:

  1. pre-heat oven to 200C/gas 6
  2. put flour, salt, baking powder, sugar + butter in the bowl of a food processor + blitz for a few seconds; the mixture should resemble sand
  3. tip into a bowl
  4. slice the peaches in half, twist out the stone, slice into 8 and drop the fruit into an ovenproof dish
  5. toss with the berries, lemon juice + tbsp of flour and sugar; this won’t look appealing but it’ll be fine once baked
  6. mix the sour cream into the flour mixture; you’ll have a soft dough
  7. using a tablespoon, scoop out bits of dough and blob them on top of the fruit, flattening the blobs slightly as you go
  8. dust the dough rounds with sugar
  9. bake for about 30 minutes, till the crust is golden and you can see the fruit bubbling at the edges of the dish

Hope your dinner party goes well.



PS: if you like this recipe, try is later this year with plums or  apples + blackberries or quinces (stew these first). Sometimes, I sprinkle the dough rounds with flaked almonds or crushed hazelnuts which adds a pleasing crunch.


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