Have Your Little Way – Eat Peach Cobbler Every Day

“If I had my little way I’d eat peaches every day.” –Presidents of the USA (video)

Peaches are currently plentiful in the North State. Lucky for us we can now savor the opportunity to eat peaches every day as the song suggests. How do you enjoy the quintessential summer fruit? Besides enjoying a warm, fresh peach picked from a tree, I love to make peach cobbler for my family. Cobblers are simple, quick, and have a minimum of clean up. What’s not to love?

I can remember my Grandmother’s peach cobbler on family vacations to Oklahoma, the aroma of fresh peaches, cinnamon, butter, and love filling the house like a cozy hug. This recipe is also delicious with berries, apricots, or a combination of summer’s bountiful fruits.

Enjoy!

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For the filling:

8 peaches, peeled and sliced, about 2 cups
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon or more if you prefer
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon flour
Unsalted butter for baking dish

For Crust:

1 cup All Purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 stick of cold unsalted butter cut into small pieces
2/3 cup buttermilk (if you don’t have buttermilk, use regular milk with juice of half a lemon or a teaspoon of vinegar)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Butter baking dish. Toss the sliced peaches with all listed ingredients for the filling. Pour into baking dish and spread evenly. Bake for 5-8 minutes. Remove from oven.

While the peaches are baking, make the crust. Combine all of the dry ingredients into a bowl. Add the butter; using your fingers, work the butter into the flour until the texture looks like course crumbs. Add buttermilk and combine. Your dough will be very thick.

Spoon dough on top of the peaches. Pop in the oven for about 20 minutes or until the crust is a beautiful golden brown, the peaches are bubbling, and your kitchen smells like heaven.

Serve warm with fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Better yet, serve cold with a cup of coffee for breakfast!

Andrea Charroin is a trained baker and was a pastry chef in San Francisco before she and her family moved to Redding 11 years ago. After falling in love with Redding’s downtown, Andrea and husband Westley opened a little pastry shop, Rene-Joule Patisserie, across from the Cascade Theatre. For the three years Rene-Joule was in business, it was renowned for making everything from scratch, using the best ingredients and keeping with a seasonal menu. To this day, Andrea is asked about her Marathon Bars, Orange Twists and sourdough bread.

Copyright 2011 Andrea R. Charroin. Visit her blog at bakerslove.typepad.com

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Andrea Charroin
Andrea Charroin is a trained baker and pastry chef. She worked in San Francisco before she, her husband, Westley, and their two sons moved to Redding. They fell in love with Redding’s downtown and opened a little pastry shop, Rene-Joule Patisserie.
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6 Responses

  1. Avatar teenstar78insf says:

    So glad you are back!!!!!

  2. Avatar Canda says:

    This sounds so yummy. I've got some nectarines ready to eat. I assume those will work as well? Also, how about berries? Can I substitute berries for the peaches in your recipe?

    • Andrea Charroin Andrea Charroin says:

      Absoutley Canda! A fresh blackberry cobbler is a summer delight! Nectarines work fantastic too.

  3. Avatar The Family Baker says:

    Minus 2 peaches, plus one pint of strawberries and a few dashes of allspice — the Missus was impressed.

    Thanks for getting me past peaches and yogurt!

  4. Avatar jvp2011 says:

    Will certainly give this a try, also try this great summer fruit variation

    http://orangemadeleines.blogspot.com/2011/07/hope

  5. Avatar Alice Bell says:

    Sounds delicious. What size baking dish do you recommend?