While I’m known for baking, the truth is, I simply love to cook. I love finding joy in cooking, especially when the season strikes me. The other day I came upon a beautiful peach tree in a neighbor’s yard that was full of ripe fruit, dropping from the tree. The fruit needed to be picked and enjoyed instead of hanging there and going to waste. With their permission, I pulled out a bucket and my daughter and I started picking peaches. In a short amount of time, our bucket was stacked full of sweet, ripe peaches. We took them home and decided to make one of my favorites, peach cobbler. My daughter watched Cinderalla as I peeled and sliced peaches. I also added a few fresh blackberries from my own garden to taste and for some color. I thought you might enjoy it, so here is my recipe for peach cobbler.
Southern Peach Cobbler
In a bowl mix:
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp of salt
2/3 heaping cup of Crisco butter flavor.
Mix with pastry cutter into small balls.
Then add 6 Tbs of cold water and mix into ball with pastry cutter.
The secret to a good crust is to not touch it too much with your hands.
Take half and roll out.
Put in a the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan.
Meanwhile, put 15 cups of peeled sliced peaches in a pan on the stove.
Add 2 cups of water
1 tbs of corn starch (mix with water)
1 tsp of salt
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp of all spice and bring to a low boil on med heat.
Now pour mixture into pastry shell pan.
Roll out remaining dough and cut into thin strips. Place strips on top in a crisscross pattern.
Now remember this doesn’t have to look perfect. In my opinion, a perfect crust is not always a delicious one. Dust with a small handful of sugar over the top so the crust will crisp. Cut little butter pieces about 7 and put on top of crust.
Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes then bake at 350 for 34 mins.
I hope you’ll try the recipe! You will have an amazing peach cobbler for everyone to enjoy.