One of the most easiest pudding’s to make Peach cobbler is definitely a family favourite. With hot juicy peaches layered in a body warming syrup and topped with crisp sweet scone like topping you need to try this one.
Serves: Around 6, or a Greedy couple
Time: Around 50-55 mins
Around 6-8 Ripe peaches, de-stoned and cut into wedges
Zest of one lime
50g Soft brown sugar
Zest and juice of one lemon or orange
One inch of Ginger, Peeled and finely grated
1 Vanilla pod, cut through the middle (long ways) and scrape out the seeds
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
40g of pine nuts or almond flakes
100g Self raising flour
1/2 Baking powder
40g Caster sugar
A pinch of salt
80g Unsalted butter, chilled or (Vegan margarine)
Icing sugar for dusting
1. Start by Pre-heating your oven to its max temperature.
2. In a ovenproof dish toss your wedges peach slices with vanilla seeds, lime zest, sugar and the juice and zest of your chosen citrus fruit, cinnamon and ginger, mix these ingredients gently in the ovenproof baking dish. Stick this in directly in the hot oven and immediately turn the heat down to 190°C/375°F/gas 5. You will need to leave it in the oven for around 10-15 mins, this will allow your peaches to soften slightly.
3. Meanwhile, mix your cobbler topping by hand, pop your chosen nuts into a sandwich bag and bash them up with a rolling pin, then tip them into a bowl with the flour, baking powder, sugar and a pinch of salt, then add small cubes of chilled butter. Using your fingertips, gently rub the butter into the mix until it starts to resemble fine breadcrumbs. At this point add 2 tablespoons of water to bring everything together, and when you have a firm dough put it to one side. You can also use a food processor for this processor if you have one, just add water at the end to make the mixture slightly doughy.
4. Remove your dish of softened peaches from the hot oven and pour in half a glass of normal tap water. Carefully mix in and scrape around the edges to make sure nothing is being caught on the sides of the dishes. Next step is to now use a tablespoon to dollop around 5-6 big spoonfuls of dough on top of the peaches. Return the dish to the oven for around 20 minutes. Once it is bubbling lightly browned on the top take it out of the oven, dust with icing sugar if you have and eat with a dollop rich ice cream.
- You can serve this dish without nuts, if you have any allergies
- You could also use vegan friendly margarine instead of the butter to make the recipe edible for vegans.