When I recently met my friend J. for another lovely hike in our beautiful state park, she brought me a box of fresh delicious peaches as a housewarming gift. These weren't just any peaches, no, they were from her very own trees. The smell alone could make me faint. Peaches are my favorite summer fruit!
There were so many that I had to act fast to use them all. Is there anything better than to make peach cobbler? So I grabbed a recipe and got to work.
Here's what you need -
For the filling:
4 cups (or more) peeled and sliced peaches
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon flour
For the crust:
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
2/3 cup vanilla yogurt (the recipe was actually asking for buttermilk, but I didn't have any and used vanilla yogurt instead)
1 tablespoon brown sugar for topping
Ice cream or whipped cream
Generously butter a big shallow baking dish. Place the sliced peaches in the dish and sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and flour. Mix gently and spread evenly.
Combine all dry ingredients for the crust in a bowl. Cut in the butter with your fingers and make the texture like coarse crumbs. Add the yogurt and stir to form a soft dough.
Drop rounded spoonfuls of dough on top of the peaches. Sprinkle with last tablespoon of brown sugar and put into oven. Bake until fruit is bubbly and crust topping is golden brown, about 20 minutes.
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream, whatever you like better. It tasted delicious!
What is your favorite summer dessert?