Silver Palate Cookbook Peach Cobbler Recipe: Fresh & Homemade
Posted on: July 22, 2015 | Posted in: Recipes
“I dream about one … real … peach.”
~ Shel Silverstein
It’s peach season, and at Wickwood we often begin the day with JUST PEACHY PEACHES. Sliced peaches tossed with loads of blueberries, sweetened with fresh lemon juice and a little light brown sugar to taste. Always at room temperature after slicing, never refrigerated.
The Silver Palate Cookbook’s Peach Cobbler
“I remember his showing me how to eat a peach by building a little white mountain of sugar and then dipping the peach into it.”
~ Mary McCarthy
A favorite from The Silver Palate Cookbook … Peach Cobbler is the perfect sweet to cozy up to after a day on the beach. You can use yellow or white peaches for this dish, or a combination. The almond extract heightens the flavor or either.
4 cups peeled and sliced ripe peaches
2/3 cup plus 3 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable shortening
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
3 to 4 tablespoons peach brandy or peach cordial
- Preheat the oven to 400. Butter a 2-quart baking dish.
- Arrange the peaches in the baking dish. Sprinkle with the 2/3 cup sugar, the lemon zest and juice, and the almond extract.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- While the peaches are baking, sift the flour, 1 tablespoon of the remaining sugar, the baking powder, and salt together into a bowl. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles cornmeal. Combine the beaten egg and milk and mix into the dry ingredients until just combined.
- Remove the peaches from the oven and quickly drop the dough by large spoonfuls over the surface. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Return to the oven until the top is firm and golden brown, 15 t0 20 minutes.
- Whip the cream to soft peaks. Flavor with the peach brandy to taste.
- Serve the cobbler warm, accompanied by the whipped cream.