Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Peach and Blueberry "Cobbler"

I went on a canning binge this weekend.  Jams, pickles, you name it.  (More to come on that later...)

But I was left with several gorgeous peaches.  What to do, what to do?

How about THIS?

It was a BIG hit when I brought into our weekly staff meeting at work this morning.  Although it was a great coffee cake, it would be just as wonderful at dessert time with a big scoop of Blue Bell homemade vanilla on top. 

(Point of order: Is this a cobbler, cake or "buckle"?  You decide.)

    Peach and Blueberry Cobbler
    From Real Simple magazine.
    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
    2 teaspoons baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
    1 cup packed light brown sugar
    1 large egg, at room temperature
    1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1/2 cup sour cream
    4 peaches, each cut into 8 wedges (about 4 cups)
    1 pint blueberries
    1/3 cup sliced almonds

    Heat oven to 350° F. 
    Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
    In a separate bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
    Reduce mixer speed to low. Add half the flour mixture, then the sour cream, and then the remaining flour mixture, mixing well between additions. Fold in the peaches and blueberries. (Don’t worry if there seems to be too much fruit in proportion to batter. The batter will rise around it while baking.)
    Transfer the batter to an 8-by-8-inch or other 2-quart baking dish and sprinkle with the almonds. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (aim for the batter, not the fruit), 1½ hours to 1 hour, 45 minutes. (If it's browning too much, loosely cover with foil.
     Let cool slightly. Dust with the confectioners’ sugar and serve warm.

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