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    Peachy Keen Peach Cobbler

    <p> <img src="ImageHandler.ashx?id=96d7c6dd-50d6-42e4-bcc4-8bc7efa0bcde&amp;size=original" style="font-size: 13px; height: 243px; width: 300px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin: 10px; float: left;" /></p> <p> <span style="font-size: 13px;">We&rsquo;re getting into the height of the season for orchard fruits, so I thought I&rsquo;d make cobbler.&nbsp; It&rsquo;s such an old-fashioned dessert, and this one&rsquo;s topping is a lot like a shortcake.&nbsp;</span></p> <p> I don&rsquo;t think this would work well with apples.&nbsp; The topping doesn&rsquo;t seal well enough to cook the apples through.&nbsp; It should be great for blueberries though.&nbsp; A Melba cobbler would have been the bomb if I had thought to pick up some raspberries to throw in with the peaches (I&rsquo;d add a tablespoon or two of extra sugar in that case).&nbsp;</p> <p> <br /> In any case, go for a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top &ndash; Trader Joe&rsquo;s French Vanilla is just right, getting very custard-y as it melts onto the warm fruit.</p> <hr /> <p> <strong>Peach Cobbler</strong></p> <p> <strong>For Peaches:</strong><br /> 8 large peaches, peeled and sliced<br /> 1/3 cup sugar<br /> 2 tablespoons flour<br /> 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon</p> <p> <strong>For Biscuit Topping:</strong><br /> 1 cup all-purpose flour (1/2 could be white whole wheat if you like)<br /> 1/3 cup sugar<br /> 1 teaspoon baking powder<br /> 1/2 teaspoon salt<br /> 6 tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces<br /> 1/4 cup hot water</p> <p> Preheat oven to 425&deg;F.</p> <p> Toss peaches with sugar, flour, and cinnamon in bowl.&nbsp; Pour into buttered 8&rdquo;x8&rdquo; pyrex dish and bake 10 minutes.</p> <p> While peaches bake:</p> <p> Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Blend in butter with a pastry blender or two dinner knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in water until just combined.<br /> Note:You could pulse this in a food processor if you prefer &ndash; just don&rsquo;t overprocess once you add the water.&nbsp; Whatever way you do it, the dough should just come together.</p> <p> Remove peaches from oven and drop spoonfuls of dough on top. In by square pan, I do 3 x 3, ending up with 9 portions. &nbsp;Bake in middle of oven until topping is golden, about 25 minutes.</p> <p> This is perfect served in a cereal bowl with a scoop of good vanilla ice cream on top.</p>
    8/23/2013 3:35:57 PM

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