Thursday, August 2, 2012

Fresh peach cobbler



Unfortunately, this is a sad season for peaches. When I checked on the farm we visited last August to pick peaches, I learned that they weren't doing U-Pick this year. And not only were they not going to have U-Pick, but they wouldn't have many peaches at all. 
Apparently this warm spell we had in early Spring (remember the 80+ degree temps in March?) was not good for the orchards because we then had frost in April. It pretty much wiped out their entire peach crop and the apples aren't looking too good, either.
I did get some nice looking Illinois peaches at my local farmer's market last week and made some peach cobbler with them. 
1 stick melted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup milk
6 ripe peaches, peeled and sliced
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in 8 inch square baking dish. In large bowl, combine sugar, flour, baking powder, salt. Mix dry ingredients. Add in vanilla and milk and stir until well blended. Pour into melted butter.
In a medium bowl, mix peaches with sugar and cinnamon until coated. Pour onto batter. Bake for 40 - 50 minutes until top is nicely browned. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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