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!
“He shoveled the bacon out on a plate and broke the eggs in the hot grease, and they jumped and fluttered their edges to brown lace and make clucking sounds.”~ John Steinbeck, East of Eden