When these things happen, you don't question the circumstances. You just peel some peaches and go.
(The following directions and photos might be a little fuzzy. But I can tell you that we based our cobbler off of this one from Williams-Sonoma.)
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbs. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
6 tbs. butter
3/4 cups half-and-half (or milk)
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
- Combine dry ingredients. Add butter and mix until crumbly. Stir in half-and-half, egg and vanilla until doughy. Form into a round, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for up to 4 hours. (We stuck the dough in the freezer for about 20 minutes to expedite the process.)
5 lbs of peaches (according to my pictures, we used 6 peaches)
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbs. cornstarch
- Peel and cut peaches into 1" cubes. Mix brown sugar, cornstarch and peach cubes, and pour into shallow baking pan.
- When the dough is chilled, roll it out on a floured surface. Cut large, irregular slices to lay over the top of the peaches. (irregular = rustic)
- Paint the crust with an egg wash and dust with a generous amount of sugar. Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes, or until crust is browned and the peaches are bubbling.
Thanks to Laura for being the cobbler instigator! Check out her bakery and blog - A Dollop of Dixie !
Thanks to The Presidents of the USA for providing the soundtrack to this post ;)