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?
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
pot of sour cream (142ml usually)
This is what you do:
- pre-heat oven to 200C/gas 6
- put flour, salt, baking powder, sugar + butter in the bowl of a food processor + blitz for a few seconds; the mixture should resemble sand
- tip into a bowl
- slice the peaches in half, twist out the stone, slice into 8 and drop the fruit into an ovenproof dish
- toss with the berries, lemon juice + tbsp of flour and sugar; this won’t look appealing but it’ll be fine once baked
- mix the sour cream into the flour mixture; you’ll have a soft dough
- using a tablespoon, scoop out bits of dough and blob them on top of the fruit, flattening the blobs slightly as you go
- dust the dough rounds with sugar
- 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.