Ginger-Peach Shortbread Cobbler and ICD!



Woo hoo! 
You cat lovers, 
today is...

 ~ International Cat Day ~

a day to recognize one of humanity's 
oldest and 
most beloved pets!


And here's Bucky stylin' for the occasion:


Bucky, Bubba's proud Tuxedo cat who loved to "dress up!"



Now, on to dessert for any occasion ...



Delicious!!!

First you have to take a whiff to determine if it’s sweetly fragrant, next you give it a little gentle squeeze; it shouldn’t be too hard, best if it’s soft to the squeeze, then remember that the color tells more about what variety it is than its ripeness. 

That’s the way I find the best peaches at the farmers’ market!

We’re in the swing of peach season here in the Midwest now, and they are juicy delicious and fragrant this summer.  

They’re great eaten fresh just as they are with all the sticky juice running down your chin and fingers.

But, when you want to gussy them up, here you go…

Southern Living did it again ~ published a recipe I couldn’t resist!

Any recipe that begins with 2 sticks of butter, and turbinado sugar has to be good!

 
Mom's biscuit cutter, older than dirt and well-used!

Forked Medallions


Turbinado sugar is “sugar in the raw,” made from pure cane sugar extract, very light brown, with a subtle molasses flavor, that's great in baked goods, barbecue sauces,  and in your morning cup of java.  

And, if you've never added fresh ginger to a dish, this is the recipe to start with.  

Peel the yellowish-pink peaches, encase them in gingered-syrup,  let them bubble away with a shortbread topping of unleavened cookies.


Ummm, mmm!

Oven ready goodness...


Just imagine how delicious this is...

You’re gonna’ want seconds!


Ginger-Peach Shortbread Cobbler  
Printable recipe

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened 
½ cup loosely packed light brown sugar
⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
2¼ cups, plus 3 tablespoons flour, divided
1 (½-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
¾ cup turbinado sugar, divided
7 to 9 medium-size peaches, peeled and halved
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 large egg white, lightly beaten
2 teaspoons granulated sugar

Method:  

Preheat oven to 400˚.
Beat first 3 ingredients and 2¼ cups flour at medium speed with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer just until combined.
Place dough on a lightly floured surface, roll to ¼” thickness.
Cut about 14 rounds with a 2½” fluted round cutter.
Place rounds in a single layer on a baking sheet; cover and chill until ready to use.
Pulse ginger and ¼ cup turbaned sugar in a food processor 5-6 times or until well combined. 
Stir together ginger mixture and remaining ½ cup turbinado sugar in a large bowl.
Add lemon juice, peaches, and remaining 3 tablespoons flour, toss to coat.
Place peach halves, slightly overlapping in a greased (with butter) 10” cast-iron skillet, and pour any remaining juice over peaches.
Bake at 400˚ for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven, and nestle shortbread dough rounds among peaches.
Brush rounds with egg white, and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake 17 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Serve warm or at  room temperature with a dollop of whipped cream or scoop of ice cream.


 
Enjoy!










Comments

  1. I have 3 cats and I didn't know today it's Cat Day...that peach cobbler looks mouthwatering and beautiful with forked medallions :-))

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Cats are great pets, as you well know!

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  2. what cute is your cata Pam !! Happy day!!
    I love these peach shortbread connler, I love peaches !!
    Hugs!!!

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    1. Thanks, Gloria! He was one of a kind, a great cat! And I'm glad you like this cobbler too. Hugs!!!

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    1. Thanks, Laurie! Have a great rest of the week!

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  4. Pam, No wonder our cat J.D. has been so demanding today! It was his day...but then again aren't they all...? He did manage to convince his mom (my better half) that he needed 2 full massages today. For a present, on Friday he's getting a 'cat door' that will allow him free access to the screened porch. As for that Ginger-Peach-Shortbread Cobbler...it only has everything going for it! Love peaches and love shortbread. What a combo! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. Hi Dave! J.D. has it all figured out and knows who has control of his masters and the house, just like our cats and Bubba's too. And I bet J.D. can hardly wait for Friday to use his new door, closer to the birds and wildlife! Yes, the cobbler was delicious with a scoop of ice cream on the side. Take care

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  5. Oh wow that does sound so delicious, Yum yum. Hope you are well Diane

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    1. Thanks, Diane! Thanks for the visit and I hope you have a great rest of the week!

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  6. Looks delicious Pam and I like the little medallions for a top crust. It's also peach season here on Colorado's Western Slope.

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    1. Hi Larry! Sounds like you're having an awesome trip, I love love Colorado! Enjoy the peaches!

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  7. Shrotbread Cobbler? Brilliant idea and I just got some fresh peaches at home too. Thanks for the recipe. And too cute Bucky!

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    1. There you go, Evelyne! Now you can make the cobbler! Thanks so much and take care!

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  8. Wow, this looks delicious! And very pretty too!

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    1. Hi Joyce! Thanks! It's good too!

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  9. Peach and ginger...great combination Pam...and yes, I love the layers of shortbread...indeed perfect dessert for all occasions!
    Have a wonderful week :)

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! Shortbread and peaches are a great combo! Take care

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  10. Your cat looks cute , and the dessert delicious.
    It's peach season now, and I'm a great lover of this fruit. I've enjoyed reading your recipe for peach shortbread cobbler, and hope to enjoy putting it into practice.

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    1. Thanks, Duta! And I hope you like the cobbler, should you try it! Take care

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  11. What a perfect dessert for the occasion! BTW your cat looks lovely!

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    1. Thanks, Katerina! It's tasty peach goodness! Bucky was the best! Take care

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  12. Our cat reminded us it was International Cat Day. Of course she reminds that that every day is cat day. :-) Love the picture of your cat! Love that biscuit cutter, too. And most of all I love this dish -- really wonderful looking. Thanks!

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    1. Ha, ha, John, thanks for the laugh! Cats have a way about them and best we learn who's boss. And I can't believe I still have that biscuit cutter and use it. Glad you like the peach cobbler! Take care and have a great rest of the week!

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  13. Peaches are just coming into season here in NJ. Your cobbler looks wonderfully mouthwatering. A must try!

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    1. That's great, Kathy! I hope you give this a try and like it as much as we did! thanks for the visit!

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  14. Aw, Bucky is so sweet! As is your gorgeous cobbler!! I'm making lots of peach desserts this summer and this is a winner!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! 'Tis peach season for sure and we all love it!

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  15. I love how you decorated the top like that. I would not have thought of that but you inspired me. Thanks. PS: Love the tie.

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    1. Thanks, Ivy! Those little dough medallions taste great! Bucky loved the tie too, just his style! :-)

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    2. This week, I've been making pastry dough cookies and then yesterday, a pastry pie shell in my two part tart pan. And now, I'm thinking, I could do your method of those little medallions with a crust that's safe for me to eat.

      Thanks so much and I really mean it.

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    3. You've been a busy baker, Ivy! Yes, that would work great for you with your own dough, they're small and easy to make. Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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    4. I really am. I bake and cook everything from scratch but I love it, so that's good. But if I could, I would easily eat EVERYTHING you make.

      Oh my yum!

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  16. Mmmmmm, I can smell those peaches and the ginger. What a fab dessert.

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  17. I love how you did the top crust! Yummo!!!!!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! Have a great weekend!

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  18. This looks yum! Ops, I missed cat day... I will have to apologize to my kitty ;-)

    Ciao
    Alessandra

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    1. Thanks, Alessandra! Just give kitty and extra treat! :-)

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  19. Dear Pam, You are correct!! any recipe that begins that way is bound to be delicious!
    Looks wonderful. xo Catherine

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  20. your topping is so unique, attractive, and fun! what a great idea. i LOVE kitties even more than i love peach cobbler, but my husband is allergic to them. :(

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