The sun is shining and Summer is in the air. Not for long I know – this is England after all – but the peaches in my fridge were beckoning and I thought I would try my hand at a peach cobbler. I only had three peaches left so I improvised and added a pear. Absolutely delicious!
For the peach filling:
- 4 peaches, peeled, stoned and sliced
- 3 tbs sugar
- 1/4 cup of water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp cornflour
- 1/2 tsp ginger (powder, not fresh)
For the cobbler:
- 1 cup self raising flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 3 tbs unsalted butter
Preheat the oven to 180C. Place all the peach filling ingredients in a saucepan and cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid it sticking at the bottom of the pan. Next put the butter in an oven proof dish (mine was 22x 15 cm but you could use a slightly bigger dish) and place it in the oven to melt. In a bowl, mix together the flour and sugar then whisk in the milk to make a smooth batter.
Remove the dish from the oven and pour the batter into it, without stirring. Pour the peach filling on top and place in the oven. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes, until the batter is well risen and golden brown.
Serve with single cream or vanilla ice cream.