Summer Baking Series Part i dontevenknowanymore
What is a summer without a fruit cobbler of some sort? No summer that I want to be apart of. I had been wanting to make a fruit cobbler for awhile, but I was awaiting until I went to the farmer’s market to have nice big juicy fresh peaches. That day came and I had an assortment of berries in my fridge that were on the brink of going bad, so I decided to throw them all in there and make a tasty cobbler. I found this recipe in Cooking Light, so not only is it delicious but it is also relatively good for you.
Adapted from Cooking Light
5 pounds peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 cup granulated sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups fresh mixed berries
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar (sugar in the raw)
1) Preheat oven to 375°F
2) Place peaches in a large bowl. Drizzle with juice; toss.
3) Add 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and 2 tablespoons flour to peach mixture; toss to combine.
4) Arrange peach mixture evenly in a 13 x 9-inch glass or ceramic baking dish coated with oil.
5) Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, remaining salt, and baking powder in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk.
6) Place the remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar and butter in a medium bowl, and beat with a mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes).
7) Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla extract.
8) Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, beating just until combined.
9) Stir in mixed berries.
10) Spread batter evenly over peach mixture; sprinkle with turbinado sugar.
11) Place baking dish on a foil-lined baking sheet.
12) Bake at 375°F for 1 hour or until topping is golden and filling is bubbly. I love it when it oozes over the top. That is my favorite part.
13) Let cool and then Share and Enjoy!
I brought this home with me to NY on a weekend trip. My family ateeeee it up. Everyone enjoyed it and it is perfect warmed up with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. That is definitely what summer is all about.