Cobbler is a baked dish made with fruits or vegetables and topped with a cake batter or a biscuit or scone topping. So a cobbler can be both sweet or savory. Cobbler recipes are popular both in the United States and the United kingdom.
Fruits like peaches, blueberries, apples, blackberries, cherry, strawberry, and apricots are commonly used to make a cobbler.
This easy peach cobbler recipe is made with whole wheat flour (like most of my baking recipes). Has fresh peaches (though canned peaches can be used too).
Topped with cake batter, very easy and can be made even by beginners, peaches are not separately cooked thereby saving some time.
Peach cobbler can be served warm or at room temperature. You can serve it plain or accompanied with vanilla ice cream. Leftover peach cobbler needs to be refrigerated. While serving later, just warm slices of peach cobbler in the oven for some minutes.
1. Rinse peaches gently in water using a colander. Drain all water. Then peel 500 grams peach or 6 to 7 medium to large-sized peaches. Ripe peaches will be easier to peel.
2. Cut them into half and remove the stones. Chop all of them into 1 to 1.5 inches chunks. Do not chop them finely. Take the chopped peaches in a bowl. You will need 2 cups chopped peaches. Add ¼ cup sugar.
3. Mix very well and keep aside. The sugar will dissolve in the juices from the chopped peaches. Meanwhile, also preheat the oven for 15 minutes at 190 degrees celsius or 370 degrees fahrenheit.
5. Take unsalted butter (roughly 50 to 60 grams) in a small bowl or a small pan. Let it melt on a stovetop on a low flame. You can even melt butter in the oven in the pan that you will use to bake. You will need about 7 tablespoons of melted butter. Keep melted butter aside. You can also use salted butter.
6. Mix very well with a spoon or whisk. Add ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder and 2 pinches of nutmeg powder. Next, add ½ cup sugar (8 tablespoons sugar). You can use less sugar too.
7. Again mix very well with a spoon or whisk. Pour 1 cup milk or add as required.
8. With a whisk mix well. Mix with light pressure. You do not want gluten strands to form in the batter. You can even mix by using the cut and fold technique.
9. Pour the melted butter in a ceramic or stoneware 9×9 inch square baking dish. Gently pour the batter on top of the melted butter layer. Do not stir or mix. Do not even shake or tilt the pan.
10. Using a spoon, top the chopped peaches on the batter. Do not press. Just gently place the peaches on the batter all over and evenly. Pour the leftover peach juice from the bowl on top of the peaches all over.
11. Cover the entire surface of the pan with peaches and sugar mixture.
12. Now place the pan in a preheated oven. Bake at 190 degrees celsius or 370 degrees fahrenheit for 40 to 60 minutes. Oven time varies and the only way you will now that the peach cobbler is baked well is by checking the crust – it should look crisp and golden. Do not open the oven too often. Bake without interruption for the first 30 minutes and then later you can check by opening the oven door.