Summertime is not just about Mangoes and Water Melons, it is also all about stone fruits from cherries, to apricots, to plums and my favourite Peaches :-)
The juicy sweet fruit is typical of summers and always always remind me of the mountains. So with peaches in abundance at home nothing better than creating a dessert. Peach Cobbler !! Yes finally and that too in my cast iron skillet. Yes I'm showing off !! One look at it, and you'll agree it is a thing to show off !! Ever since I started blogging and cooking I saw a lot of recipes being cooked in a cast iron skillet. I wanted it forever. A few months back a friend coming from US was kind enough to carry it for me (inspite all the weight of the skillet) all the way from there, but I got a chance to use it only now :-)
So coming back to the Peach Cobbler, a cobbler is a dish usually consisting of a fruit as a filling with a crumbly topping. It can be baked in a skillet or any oven proof dish. I've made my cobbler in my cast iron skillet, you could also use a pyrex. If not baking in a skillet, please see the notes at the end of the recipe.
For the filling:
1 kg Fresh Peaches, Peeled and sliced
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp Cornflour
3/4 cup butter
For the crumble:
1 cup all purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Milk
4-5, 1" cubes of butter
1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C.
2. Wash and peel the peaches. Slice them.
3. Sprinkle the sliced peaches with sugar and cornflour and set aside.
4. In another bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and sugar. Whisk well.
5. Now add milk to the flour-sugar mix.
6. Place the skillet on the flame, and melt the butter in it. Add the sliced peaches. Mix well.
7. Now add the flour-sugar-milk mix to the skillet and stir till well combined.
8. Now transfer the skillet into the oven. Top with the cubes of butter and let it take for 45 minutes to an hour.
9. Remove from the oven. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
1. If you are not baking in a skillet, just melt the butter in a pan, pour into your baking dish, add the peaches and pour over the flour-milk mix in it and set it to bake.
2. Peach Cobbler can also be made with canned peaches. For those times when you crave a peach cobbler when these beauties are not in season. Though fresh peaches are any day better.
Happy Baking !!
thanks for the lovely recipe. Could you please mention how much milk has to be added to the flour mixture? Any tips on the consistency of this flour and milk mix ?
Thank you Aditi.ReplyDelete
That's for pointing out the oversight with milk measure.
Add 3/4 to 1 cup ...depending on the consistency. The batter should look a little thicker than say the pancake batter.