Saturday, August 21, 2010

Peach Cobbler

I love old-fashioned fruit desserts. I prefer them to all-things chocolate. Try this.

Fruit Mixture

2 cups sliced peaches or other fruit
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon minute tapioca
3-4 tablespoons butter

Cobble Topping

2 c. flour
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. butter
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 c. milk

Preheat oven to 425F
Butter a shallow 1 1/2-quart baking dish and arrange the fruit in the dish in a layer. Sprinkle with 1/4 c. sugar and the tapioca. Dot with the butter.

In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 c. sugar. Blend in 1/3 c. butter, until mixture resembles moist crumbs. Combine the egg and the milk, and stir into the flour mixture.

Pat out the dough to about a 3/4 inch thickness, and cut into rounds. (I use a glass.) Place rounds on top of the fruit mixtures in the pan. Brush with melted butter. Bake for 30 minutes, or until the cobbler is bubbly around the edges and the topping is lightly browned.

Eat this hot awesomeness with ice cream. Yum-o-la.

Great Old Fashioned Desserts, Beatrice Ojakangas, p.34