Peachy Keen Classic Cobbler
It was a warm summertime day, didn't matter! I cranked up the oven because there were hungry mouths here salivating for a sweet treat!
It all started when Bill and I saw that the farmers’ market still had a plethora of peaches…
I got the peaches, tossed them with sugar and spice, spread them in a baking dish, dropped spoonfuls of dough over the top and baked it up. Easy as pie!
Simply put, a cobbler is a casserole of baked, syrupy sweet fruit with some sort of pastry topping.
To the peaches and sugar, I added a touch of cardamom for its distinctive sweet and savory taste. You know the spice, it’s a longtime staple that Swedish bakers use in a lot of confectionaires, like my Swedish MIL did.
Next, I stirred in small amount cinnamon along with a splash of lemon juice to balance the sweetness of the mixture.
But ~ the secret to this great tasting cobbler is all about the orange zest in the biscuit topping. It’s a surprising aromatic addition that will make everyone at your dinner table smile.
This cobbler delivers a crisp and tender crust with sweet jammy fruit underneath. Serve it with a scoop of ice cream or dollop of whipped cream, or not, serve it warm or room temperature, whichever you like.
Drop-dead delicious, for sure ~ it’s probably the best reason to turn on the oven in the summer!
We went for Sunday rides in the Model-T when my grandmother didn't visit. My parents liked the orange groves, miles and miles of orange trees always either in blossom or full of oranges. My parents had a picnic basket and a metal chest. In the metal chest were frozen cans of fruit on dry ice, and in the picnic basket were weenie and liverwurst and salami sandwiches, potato chips, bananas and soda-pop. The soda-pop was shifted continually back and forth between the metal box and the picnic basket. It froze quickly, and then had to be thawed.
~ Charles Bukowski, Ham on Rye