Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Peach Cobbler

The dessert cookbook that I owned has few recipes on Cobbler under the section of 'Hot Low-Fat Puddings & Desserts'. Decided to try out a small portion for our dessert since the preparation and steps are rather simple and easy.

According to Information

A cobbler is a baked fruit-based dessert that is a cousin to the crumble and the crisp. Unlike a crumble, which is topped with a dry crumbly streusel topping before baking, the crumble is covered in a batter that often involves eggs and milk.
Americans and Brits both make a habit of cobbler, but American cobblers -- frequently made from fresh apples, peaches, blackberries or cherries -- are more commonly eaten for dessert, with a topping that rises and forms a kind of giant dumpling. In the U.K., a cobbler is typically a savory dish like a lamb casserole, covered with a biscuit or scone topping that is spooned on into individual toppings across the top.


Peach Cobbler  (recipe adapted from the cookbook -Martha Day serves 6 but I half the recipe)
Serves 3
700g peaches, peeled and sliced
20g / 1.5 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon peach brandy (omitted)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon cornflour

For the topping
57g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
10g ground almonds
30g sugar (reserved 10g to sprinkle on dough top)
1 tablespoon low-fat butter/spread
35ml skimmed milk
1/4 teaspoon almond essence
Some prepared ingredients
Method:
1) Preheat the oven to 220°C (190°C). In a bowl, toss the peaches with sugar,  peach brandy,  lemon juice and cornflour.  Spoon the peach mixture into a 2-quart baking dish.

2) Using a fine sieve, sift flour,  baking powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add the ground almond and 20g of the sugar. With 2 knives, cut the spread until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

3) Add the milk and almond essence.  Stir until the mixture is combined.

4) Drop spoonful of the almond mixture on to the top peaches and sprinkle with the sugar.


5) Bake for 30-35 minutes until piping hot. The cobbler topping should be light browned.  {PS: I saw some other cobbler toppings are baked to golden brown}
Served hot, with ice cream, if you like.

This small portion is just the right serving for our after dinner treat. The mounds of golden brown biscuits that are crisp on the outside and soft and flaky on the inside. Together with a little natural sweetness of the soft peaches ... delicious!
Before I knew it ... I was requested to make Apple Cobbler ... ^o^.

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I'm linking this post to the 'Little Thumbs Up' event and the theme for June is 'Butter' organized by Zoe of  'Bake for Happy Kids',  Doreen of  'My Little Favourite DIY' and hosted by Jozelyn of   'Spice up my Kitchen'.

And
I am also linking this post to Cook-Your-Book#13 organized by Joyce (Kitchen Flavours).

12 comments:

  1. Hi, Karen, thanks for the clear explanation about what cobbler is and thanks for linking up with LTU!

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    1. Jozelyn, I was wondering what's that too ... glad able to Google to find quick info.

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  2. Hi Karen,

    A warm and comforting cobbler is always nice to finish off a dinner... I can see all the sweet, tangy crunch in yours :D

    Zoe

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    1. Oh yes, some nice warm dessert treat ^-^.

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  3. Hi Karen! I would love to have this peach cobbler with vanilla ice-cream!

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  4. I have never eaten a peach cobbler, I will try one some day.

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    1. Hi Edith, hope you'll like it ... thanks for dropping by ^-^!

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  5. Hi Karen,
    You are right, cobbler is just perfect to serve as a dessert after dinner! Your peach cobble looks really good! I love peaches!

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  6. Hi Karen,
    I love peaches, especially the white ones.
    Your cobbler sure look yummy! Love to have it with ice cream like Phong Hong.
    mui

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    1. Thanks Mui Mui. I will try with ice cream too ^-^

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