Vintage Oven-Baked Peach Cobbler

Ingredients :

For the Filling:
6 cups peeled and sliced ripe peaches (about 4-5 peaches)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)
1/4 cup butter, cut into small pieces
For the Biscuit Topping:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk

Préparations :

  1. Prepare the Peaches:
    Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
    In a large bowl, combine the sliced peaches, granulated sugar, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg (if using). Toss gently to coat the peaches evenly.
  2. Assemble the Cobbler:
    Pour the peach mixture into a 9×13 inch baking dish.
    Dot the top of the peaches with the butter pieces.
  3. Make the Biscuit Topping:
    In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt, whisking them together thoroughly.

Cut in the shortening using a pastry blender or two forks until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Gradually add the milk, mixing until the dough just comes together.
Drop spoonfuls of the biscuit dough over the peach mixture, leaving some space between each biscuit.

  1. Bake to Perfection:
    Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the biscuits are golden brown and the peaches are bubbling.
    Let the cobbler cool slightly before serving.
    Tips for Vintage Perfection:
    Freshness is Key: Use ripe, juicy peaches for the best flavor.
    Butter Up: Don’t skimp on the butter! It adds richness and a beautiful golden hue to the biscuits.
    Don’t Overmix: Overmixing the biscuit dough will result in tough biscuits.
    Serve Warm: Enjoy your cobbler warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream.
    A Touch of Nostalgia:

This recipe is a timeless classic, but you can personalize it to your liking. Consider adding a splash of bourbon or rum to the peach filling for an extra layer of flavor. Or, experiment with different types of berries for a seasonal twist.

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